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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:22 pm 
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here a list of products which have been tested for the German kite-boarding.de magazin, which is available now:

Kites:

Wipika - Hydro 11.5
Wipika - Airblast 10.0
Windtech - Rebel 14.0
Wintools - Booster 8.6
Airush - Lift 9.4
North - Rhino 12.0 + 16.0
F-One - Mach 1 15.1


Boards:

Lite Wave Designs - Wake 'n' Style
Drops 5'6
Cabrinha - Prankster 150
Cabrinha - Prankster 170
Hiss Tec Fehmarn - Carved 160
Airrush - Switch 160
Bodenwinkler - Twintip 160
Naish - Twintip 5'3
Brunotti - Lord of Hellfire
Kite Loose - AX
360 Grad Berlin - Bidi Slide-Bottom
Solid - Bravo
Airush - Wake 150
Naish - Mutant 4'11
Naish - Mutant 5'2
Fanatic - AC/DC 70/30
Fanatic - AC/DC 40/60


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:40 pm 
Can you post the written tests here.?
Don't need the pictures, but like tto know what they wrote about the boards and kites.

Can't buy the mag were I live.
I can read german.

Thanks Ramon


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2001 9:32 pm 
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Hi Ramon,

the problem is that I can't scan it and post it since the mag and tests have a copyright.
You have to understand that the mags have to sell to survive, otherwise I would scan the whole mag and everyone could read it here on the net, but the mag wouldn't sell any more.
That is not our intension.
But if you could tell me, which kite you are interested in, I could give you a quick overview of the main differences.

Since you are able to read German, you could order the mag? BTW, where do you live? maybe they will send it internationally.

http://www.kite-boarding.de


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 6:58 am 
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Toby, can you give a brief review of the Airush 9.4? I'm looking at the 7.4. A friend of mine has one and loves it. Looks super stable, no jelly fish.

I don't speak German.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 11:47 am 
Lite Wave Designs - Wake 'n' Style
Drops 5'6
Brunotti - Lord of Hellfire
Kite Loose - AX
Airush - Wake 150
Naish - Mutant 4'11
Naish - Mutant 5'2

Hello Toby,

Thank you for the reply, can you give a short
summary of the boards mentioned above, and
what the testers liked and didn't like.

Thank you Ramon


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:28 pm 
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Hi Windman,

The Airush is made of good quality.
For steering you need less power than an ARX.
Has precise steering due to the batten at the tips.
It creates stable power and is very stable in the air.
The depower works great when gusts hit.
It is great for jumping, since if you kick it back it still keeps control. Being in the air it gives you a nice hangtime.
The relaunch is no problem and the bar looks great and has been tested as very funktional and good working.

The result is, that it is a high-performance kite for controlled and high jumping. But due to easy steering and the resulting speed it needs an experienced kiter.

For me there are no arguments not to buy it!
Looks great to me.

I know a guy who tested the 12.2 and he loved it too, specially the power for jumping.

Windman, if you are going to get it, make sure to post your report on the forum! :smile:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:53 pm 
Hi Ramon,

here the main statements:

Lite Wave Designs - Wake 'n' Style

good for riding in less winds, doesn't keep the hight very good, better for heavier riders to be able to push the edge more in the water

Drops 5'6

good for choppy waters and waves, for jumping it is not perfect, since it is not that loose.

Brunotti - Lord of Hellfire

You need power to ride with it, if you don't have wind for a moment, it will sink, it doesn't slide through it, good for chopy waters

Kite Loose - AX

a very agile board to have fun with, only disadvantage is that you can't push the edge into the water when you are fully powered up

Airush - Wake 150

it needs power to have fun with, but every wake needs this! great for jumping and radical turns, due to its cut-out-tail which gives you great stability.

Naish - Mutant 4'11

Both Mutants are great for the combination of TT and directional style.
Due to many options for the footstraps you can place them the way you like it the best for your individual style

Naish - Mutant 5'2

in choppy waters it doesn't run great,
due to more weight the 5'2 is not as good for jumping than the 4'11

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