speed17 for water, silver arrow for land&water? will you sell me your waroo or the v4, please?fernmanus wrote:
Which kite should you buy? If I were only using the kite on the water, I would consider a Speed 17. You can pick up a used Speed 17 for a little bit less than a 20M Waroo. If you are looking for a kite for both snow and water, the Silver Arrow is very enticing. Overall, I personally prefer the Silver Arrow, but it is a close call and I may change my mind once I have had an opportunity to fly both kites more extensively.
Seth, you could buy a used Speed 17 for around $1000 and sell it once you received the Silver Arrow. The Flysurfers seem to retain their value better than most other brands. Sorry, but I have never flown a regular Speed 17. Flysurfer needs to put together a quiver of demo kites for the US. Right now, it seems like if you want to try, you have to buy. I think the user Daft on Foilzone has tried both the Speed 17 and Silver Arrow. You might try sending him a PM.Have you flown the regular Speed 17 as well? I'm wondering if there is a difference in turning speed -- I would assume that the lighter weight would result in somewhat quicker turning.
I have a Silver Arrow on order, but it could take a few months, so I'm debating going with the regular Speed 17. I live on an inland lake with no beach areas, so I need a drift-launch capable kite plus something that will stay in the air in the lulls, so the SA or Speed17 seems like pretty much the only choice today.
Also note that the Flysurfer Pulse has the new Full Depower Safety, and there will be a retrofit kit out soon for the Speed. Instead of the current safety, it adds a fifth line that literally folds the kite in half when on safety and has essentially no pull, and very easy relaunch, at least on the Pulse.
Thanks. The P2 26M does feel like a truck at times. The Silver Arrow feels much more nimble, but it still gives you awesome float in the air.A great review... thanks very much. I also have a P2 26. It has monster power, but is like driving a truck with no power steering. I would imagine that the silver arrow is a much better experience.
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