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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby plummet » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:17 am

Think of it this way


low aspect,short/fat , fast turning quick relaunch good drift easy to fly.
wave kite,


High aspect, slow tuning great upwind and boosting speed machines, harder to relaunch.
race kite edge R1, Sonic

Any other kite sits somewhere in the spectrum. No matter what the sales man tells you, you cant have your cake and eat it too. If one kite is a better booster than the other it will be higher aspect. If one kite drifts better it will be lower aspect,,, but it will also go upwind worse.

And yes before all the brand ponies jump in there is more to design than just aspect ratio. All other factors being equal these facts stand.

Find the kite that's suits your level of boost/upwind/drifting requirements. These days you will find kites in every increment across the spectrum.

Me? I start of high aspect for light winds, Ozone chrono, then Edge, Then I step to mid aspect in the midrange, catalyst (old style) then low aspect reo, for my tea towel kite ono

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:32 pm

clint2070 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:43 pm
The Carbrinha drifters I had I couldn't get to jump to save my life
Found them easy to jump :) good height but not a lot of hang time, and they dropped me like a rock needing aggressive redirects and loops for soft landings. 9m and 10m I've ridden, but the wind was up so it might have been the conditions . . . never had any joy jumping Pivots though :(

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby Strekke » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 pm

omg wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:22 am
From yesterday's competition, yep, wave kites don't jump :jump: Of course it's the rider, but still, there are wave kites which jump well when powered and land quite softly.
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If i'm not mistaken, he was out on a Dice, not a Neo. Dice is not a pure wavekite.

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby PeaBody » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:56 pm

I ride Wave kites, the Airush Wave. I do little 'Wave' kiting and as far as I can tell there is no disadvantage!! I can jump as high as anyone else, it doesn't drop me, I can kite loop it, ride as far upwind as anyone else, I don't see any disadvantages...

It all depends on the Wave kite I guess

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby alfredo68 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:06 pm

Because of where i am located and price wise I have these two options. What would you choose , 7 mts Wow or 7 mts SST ?????? (i never had the chance to try them, I would prefer Neo or AR Wave though)

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby clint2070 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:40 pm

alfredo68 wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Because of where i am located and price wise I have these two options. What would you choose , 7 mts Wow or 7 mts SST ?????? (i never had the chance to try them, I would prefer Neo or AR Wave though)
Between those two I would say SST

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby vanille_pete » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:10 pm

Hey guys!

thanks for your input - i guess i need to do a little bit of testing. it seems more complicated than i thought.

thanks!

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:57 pm

if I can go back in time I would have been better for me to buy the WOW than the SST kites. cheers

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby norcom » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:12 pm

I hate my 12m SST but love my 11m Cabo v3. Would love to hear if anyone flew a Cabo but found a faster wave kite?

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Re: Disadvantages of wave kites

Postby halloi » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:01 pm

i have a BEST Cabo quiver and fumkin' love that kite!
are there kites out there that jump higher? i bet.
kites out there with better depower? probably not.
if you surf waves get a wave kite, if you ride freestyle strapless get a wave kite, if you like low bar pressure get a wave kite,
if you like boosting to the moon without hassle on a tt get a freeride kite.

just my 2 cents.

and because i love this clip of the Cabo im gonna share it with you guys ; )

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enjoy

ps: yes, hes using some punt on that board :naughty:


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