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Postby T » Thu Feb 06, 2003 5:45 pm

Hi,

I´m looking for a new Kite. There are a few questions:
Are there any Kites, with such an wide Windrage like a AirBlast?
I would prefer a Intermediate.
How is the handling of a Airblast
(mainly 8.4er), do you think a guy with 6 month expirience could handle it?
Once i tried a ARX and i had no problems with it.

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Postby Toby » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:03 pm

On 2003-02-06 17:45, T wrote:
Hi,

I´m looking for a new Kite. There are a few questions:
Are there any Kites, with such an wide Windrage like a AirBlast?
I would prefer a Intermediate.
How is the handling of a Airblast
(mainly 8.4er), do you think a guy with 6 month expirience could handle it?
Once i tried a ARX and i had no problems with it.

Hi T,

after 6 month of kiting you should be able to handle a high AR kite, if you can already go upwind and jump a little.
Then it should be ok, otherwise I recommend an intermediate, which specially in 2003 models should have a big windrange like the AB's.
Last year the Takoon Skoop, F-One Mach1 had great windranges.
But this year the Aero2, Toro2 etc should have a large windrange.
But I guess there will be others as well.

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Toby

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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:43 pm

Try the Gaastra new kites they are very stable, and you can handl them in a wide range of wind too - specialy the GXR 14
it is also very easy to take them out of the water after it falls.

Have fun

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Postby murdoc » Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:44 pm

when you handeed an arx, you're ready for any kite :wink:

but learning jumping / tricks with intermediates is much easier, the timing of a high ar kite needs to be very accurate to make you leave the water and get to the second or third floor.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Thu Feb 06, 2003 8:52 pm

On 2003-02-06 18:44, murdoc wrote:
when you handeed an arx, you're ready for any kite
Yeah man... Go the ARX.

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Postby T » Sun Feb 09, 2003 12:59 pm

Hi,
murdoc wrote:when you handeed an arx, you're ready for any kite :wink:

but learning jumping / tricks with intermediates is much easier, the timing of a high ar kite needs to be very accurate to make you leave the water and get to the second or third floor.
So, if i understand it the right way, it´s easier to jump with an Intermediate, at least the first 3 month or so. Is there any Intermediate Kite form 2002 with a comparable Windrange to the AB?
I´m asking, because i could get a new 2002 8.4 AB for 650 Euros and the Hydro is much more expensive


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