On 2002-10-22 17:34, kitesurfbali wrote:
today we had a very interesting day here in sunny Bali. Trying to forget all the bad things caused by the bombing all the kitesurfer were at Kuta in 10-12 knots of wind. We all used about the same size of kite and same size of board so as the wind was not that exciting I decide to make some cross check testing. These are my impressions and the impressions of the other 2 friends.
Each kite was properly tuned as all of us as been flying it for quite some time.
The kite with more low end power was the AB followed very very closed by the Lift very far the X2, wile able to jump on the AB and Lift with the X2 we were struggling to stay up-wind.
The faster turning kite is the X2 then the AB and the Lift almost the same.
With the Lift you have to put more pressure on the bar for turning then the AB (without the bridle) lighter on the bar is the X2.
The X2 is wobbling a lot with all his 140 something panel, rocket struts and 7 bladder, better the AB and rock solid the Lift even with only 5 bladder.
End of the day 2 happy kite owner and one less happy.
My point is please being aware of some posting about how good is one kite and bla bla bla.
By the end I can say that is not such a great kite as many people said earlier when the kite was introduced to the public.
We know it can hold more wind but to be able to compare and sail with the other 2 kites we should have used a bigger size (18), then I think the range of the kite come back to about the same then the other 2.
So be aware of all new technologic shit they try to sell to you.
I know this post will start a war, but if you have a chance just try by yourself with your friends in your local beach.....
Also I like to say something about attachment point! the new slingshot have 6!!!! what is going on with this guys??? maybe as they don't know were to put the right one they put them everywhere!!!!
Also if the kite is not good you can always said it was the wrong set up!!!
Now you can choose between 9 different set up.... by they time you try them all is time to buy a new kite........
On 2002-10-23 04:06, Anonymous wrote:
Whats the flatt area of a 16m x2? it's 16m isn't it? or 15.5 at least! so they were comparing kites of the same size Aklbob.
I can even tell you that here, 2 riders, same weight same board have tested 12.2lift vs 18m X2... the 12.2 still got going even earlier than the 18mx2. Then they swapped kites, the 12.2 still got going earlier than the 18m!
The X2 might jump wwell when powered, but thats about it, forget any lightwind range!
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