On 2002-10-26 02:08, Anonymous wrote:
..no not much..i had no Problems in 7bft gusts with the 12, I would say it has ass much Depower, but it has just more power to be depowered..you know what I mean..but it's no issue...
you will love the kite, I loved my the Mach1 and I love the Mach2..
compared to the GXR..the GXR is a bit more forgiving in the air and in transiotons, it has a more "supportive" feel in the air, while the Mach1 is just a pure racing machiene, lots of Dpeower, very fast, HUGE lift..wow was I hih with that kite..
don't know what I love more the GXR or the MACH2..the mach2 is definately easier to hanlde overpowered, but due to its fast flying, timing is a bit more difficult than with the GXR...
nevertheless I am in love with the 12 haven't flown the others...go for it
Kites are becoming more alike each year. In 2002 there were kites with very THIN fast profiles that gave great depower, but jumps that didn't hang as good as they could. They also didn't have light wind power like they could.
There were kites the complete opposite too. Huge light wind power, good hang time, but poor depower. These kites all have THICKER profiles.
In 2003 we are hearing the THIN profile kites have improved their weaknesses. The THICK profile kites have improved their weaknesses. These two opposing design types are coming closer together. Kites are more alike in 2003 than 2002.
F-one, Airush, Wipika, Takoon are thin profile kites. Slingshot, North, Gaastra are thicker profile kites. This is why some people like different brands. It suits their riding style better. In 2003 it should be less important to know your style. Although I still wouldn't mix a quiver of kites from these different design styles, at least not yet.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dwight on 2002-10-26 03:47 ]</font>