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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:46 pm 
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AMP COMPARED TO AIR BLAST '02 ???

Hi All,

I want to buy a new 16metre kite in the next few weeks, I'm definately going to buy wipika and cant decide between buying an amp (because i havn't heard of anyone who has actually used it), or whether to buy a 2002 air blast (alot cheaper, and I know its a great kite).

anyhow, any info greatly apriciated

cheers
jed


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:13 pm 
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Search for AMP in this forum, and you'll find it - I've flown the AMP here in Denmark !


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:15 am 
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If you are buying a larger kite, I would definitely go with the amp. If you were going smaller I would say stay with the Airblast or go to the Hydro since it's slightly higher in aspect from last year. The amp will not disappoint you. Trust me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 1:27 pm 
I have tried the AMP 10.3 last weekend.
I used both in the same day, the AMP 10.3 and the airblast 10.
Even without bridles, the AMP is light in turns and very quick and precise.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:48 pm 
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I have used airblasts in the past and still do and had use of a 10.3 demo for 3 weeks in the West Indies.

I would rate the 10.3 as follows out of 10

Turning - 9
Power: area - 9
Wind Range - 8
Lift & hang time - 8
build quality - 7
Upwind - 8
Stability - 7
Relaunch - 7

Overall a great kite and markedly better than the airblast which is also a good kite in my opinion but not so refined given its 2 years old.

The best attribute is the fast turning which enables the kiter to perform better.

A fine job by who ever designed it, but its still early to tell what its durablility will be. For Airblast users they won't be disappointed. Other brand users will no doubt attempt to slate it. For some reason some people are determine to see Wipka go down

I don't know if they are producing a new bar and I haven't seen the bag. Anyone know?


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I heard the amp its going on sale mid february and with a new 100% spinnable bar..!!!!

I also heard that it developes significantly more power than a 2002 kite of the same size, is that true??????


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On 2003-01-21 15:39, jed wrote:
I heard the amp its going on sale mid february and with a new 100% spinnable bar..!!!!

I also heard that it developes significantly more power than a 2002 kite of the same size, is that true??????


That is true !

The Airblast and the AMP are two extremely different kites - you can choose which you prefer :smile:

The Airblast is and Airblast, and the AMP is more like a Rhino.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 6:19 pm 
I have had an AMP on order since Mid-Novemeber. I was told two weeks but still no AMP. North America has theirs, but not Europe. What is going on?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 6:29 pm 
I have one AB 11.8 (16) and one AB 10.0.
I can say that I´ve noted that the high end wind speed of the AMP 10.3 is the same as the AB 11.8.
That´s because of the AR. The AMP has smaller AR than the AirBlasts.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 6:30 pm 
Does the AMP come with bridles?

RM


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