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murrosa
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which latest naish kite is the best for going upwind?

Postby murrosa » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:57 pm

2009 helix-torch or 2010 helix-torch?

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Re: which latest naish kite is the best for going upwind?

Postby tautologies » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:47 pm

murrosa wrote:2009 helix-torch or 2010 helix-torch?
I think the 2010 Helix pull further upwind than any other kite I've had. I keep on saying it, but the kite really is magic. I generally don't ever have problems going upwind, but this kite has taken me by surprise several times, especially in light winds.

I have not ridden the 2010 Torch enough to compare it to the 2009, which went upwind fine.

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Re: which latest naish kite is the best for going upwind?

Postby mdmaui » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:52 am

That Helix practically drags you upwind it flys so far forward in the window. I think it's uncomfortable, but to each their own. I also think they are very fast kites, but not so much low end grunt, especially in the larger sizes. Maybe due to a huge section of the middle of the wing missing!?;)


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