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which kite boosts the highest?

Postby James Bond » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:55 pm

I know its technique and rider skills and conditions, but in the right hands ,on a windy day
which kite boosts the highest?
and which kite has the longest hangtime?

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Postby Soleas » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:17 pm

XBOW hands down :prayer:

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Postby Toby » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:34 pm

I wanna know too from guys who tested many in big air winds.

let's hear it!

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Postby PAFF » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:40 pm

Raven3 10 or 12 by far....

Love the Old Airblast 8.9.. That one did a nice job too..

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Postby reinis » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:12 pm

ocean rodeo one 2007 for hangtime. if by boost you mean height, then the one excels in that too. but if by boost you mean vertical velocity - i guess C kites would do better

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Postby tautologies » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:15 pm

Even if the shockwave is a very good jumper, I think the raven 3 is is better....I agree the raven3 12.
I still have not tried is head to head with the x10, but I think the raven will outperform it simply because of how well you can turn it while depowered...meaning you can turn the crap out of the kite, and just at take off power it up, up, up and away you go.. :-)


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Postby caribeanwind » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:30 pm

slingshot fuel 7. 8)
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Postby kerambeach » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:58 pm

My biggest jump was on a fuel 11 2006 but I think the best in strong wind will be a switchblade 2...

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Postby jmopd » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:14 pm

Sonic 11&8 :thumb:
Fuel 7 :thumb:
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Postby JS » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:22 pm

All things being equal, probably Crossbow 2, but several other similar designs should be very close.

But the difference between top performing kites is insignificant compared to differences in technique:


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