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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:30 am

Does anyone know what is the most powerful kitesurfing kite currently around.... ??

That is the kite that can get you going in the least amount of wind using a directional board...

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Postby Cal » Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:33 am

After being at the Mambo and seeing basically all major kite brands,
As far as LEI's go the the big slingshots seamed to be best.
But the Big flysurfer that one person was using beat them all - he was also using a larger board though... I am not sure if the kite was a psycho or warrior...

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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:05 am

Callum,
Do you remember what color the kite was, if it was red and black it was the 15.5 psycho, if it was blue, white and red, it was the 16.5 warrior. The 16.5 also comes in black and blue.

I think the most powerful kites are the old flysurfer mastairs. With the 12 m mastair, 14 knots is a LOT of power.
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Postby Cal » Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:31 am

In that case I think it was a warrior...

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Postby loeuftok » Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:52 am

it seems to me, from what I have seem so far, that the mastair 12 is definetely the light wind machine.

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Postby Guest » Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:35 pm

Too bad kite manufacturers do not standardize static lift test at various wind speeds. Then we would know the winner in an objective way. Even that approach would not be able to take into account lift created from turning the kite though.

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Postby sq225917 » Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:52 pm

and if it was all one colour and a kind of pale turqoise it was the 16m mast air.

the ultimate light wind machine.

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Postby fokiten » Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:58 pm

Most powerful kite? what does that mean?
is it the one that is most likley to just snap your lines? bam!?
Or is it low end stump pulling power?
Highest speed/rate of increase in lift over time, or accelleration based?
or raw low end grunt straight pull?
need more info/question lacks question
what's the question?
what do you want? early planeing or most painful air?
niether intruiges me. early planing is board based. most painful air is self generated retrobution for lack the of your imagination or what I call "aberent"
vertical focus syndrom
On second thought never mind.
I'll just let it be
have a swell day
forget it
i'm good
It's all good
good enough
good thread
fo go yo doh?

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Postby Guest » Mon Dec 09, 2002 8:51 pm

We are talking about low end, not jumping ability. Lift and pull are 2 different things. It is pull we are talking about.... the kite that can get you going in the least amount of wind.

The reason I said with a directional board is because these are the best boards in light winds. They are the most efficient and go the fastest, even for the same size and volume as a TT.

Now remember that a great asset in light winds is the kites turning speed.

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Postby kiterdude » Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:03 pm

For really BIG TIME low end power take the Naish ARX 17,5. This kite builds power like no other kite.....the only thing is that the kite is a bit slow, but also really good for practising your moves.

Well this is my opinion...:wink:

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