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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2002 11:58 pm 
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Witnessed the power of stacked X2's yesterday... who else has stacked kites here on the forum??

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Not sure about stacks, but am heading back to NZ in Feb for annual pilgrimage. Any new beaches you recommend?


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hehe, yeah that 18 - 12m stack pulled so well, I could get planing in much less wind than you can acually waterstart in, like 4-5 knots with the directional!! 6 knots with the 150cm wakeboard..

I've worked out what to do next time, I will set my 18 on fast turning and the 12 on slow turning, as the 12 was trying to leave the 18 behind, so you could be too aggressive with turning the kites as the would get out of sync.

It's also handy to know you can launch a stack of two inflatables without assistance, just sand both up, and give a tug.
Next time I'll try it with 8-10 knots!
After trying the 20m Aero I would say this stack has a bit more power, and turns about the same speed but with more speed through the sky in a straight line.

It's good to know my 18 X2 has a improved low end with 5m extensions too, I was going fine on that 6ft directional even though the wind never got above 10 knots, we saw a few tiny tiny whitecaps, and then I was going upwind on my wakeboard! For a 75 kg rider that's not bad!!
Pretty good that I can take my 18 up to 20 knots too! Hows that for range from a big kite!!


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What the hell has happened to El Nino?? It better get it's ass back here pronto...

All this talk about stacked kites... One of these days I'm gonna stack my 16m and 20m AERO.. with my power steering bar that i'm making. Hopefully won't need it for a long time... hope I'll need an 8m AERO soon... El Nino come back!!

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On 2002-11-27 01:50, jamesjrob wrote:
Not sure about stacks, but am heading back to NZ in Feb for annual pilgrimage. Any new beaches you recommend?


I know a great beach... it's a secret spot... get the westerlies pretty good and won't be crowded (with kiters OR beachbums/swimmers). Just waiting for 2 things to complete the mint setup....

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