Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

X2 versus others..

forum for kitesurfers


BLOWN AWAY
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2374
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Contact:

Postby BLOWN AWAY » Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:08 pm

That's when a backpack comes in handy.....

Oh to learn more about what i mean you'll have to see my nex thread that i'm gonna post

BLOWN AWAY :smile:

User avatar
aklbob
Frequent Poster
Posts: 425
Joined: Wed Jul 03, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: New Zealand
Contact:

Postby aklbob » Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:20 am

good idea! Just put bricks in it, launch your kite with it on, and take it off when you get to the water..
maybe just add 5 kg that would be enough...

BLOWN AWAY
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2374
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Contact:

Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:09 am

Yeah you could have a bit of rope that you pull to jettison all the bricks just as you go for a jump......

Oh an even better idea is to jettision the bricks when 10m up preferably on someone you don't like.....

BLOWN AWAY :smile:

SteveM
Medium Poster
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2001
Favorite Beaches: Maseriah Island, Oman
Style: Surf
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Brisbane

Postby SteveM » Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:24 am

I live in "light wind hell" (Dubai), where our normal conditions are 8 to 12 knots. We have dealers for Naish, Takoon & Cabrinha, but the Naish dealer carries all spares and has a small shop located near the beach. Due to the better dealer support 90% of kites are Naish.I personally have the X2 20, 14 & 8, weigh 84Kg and have the following twin tips 150X45, 140X40, 140X37, 145X34.

I agree that the X2 needs a bit more wind and is best with a fast board. Two friend have the 2002 Flash 5'5" directional and in 8 knots they can point higher than me, and look like they are faster (due to the spray).
But I get much more "Pop" for loops and from 9 knots can point as high as them.

The Aero 20 pulls more, but there is very little difference in the low end compared to the X2 20.

We consider 10 knots to be good wind and 12 knots is "STRONG" wind.

Steve


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], JakeFarley, Tony in FL, Yahoo [Bot] and 21 guests