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If you had the choice then which kite? Here's the options

Postby ascendkiteboarding » Mon May 07, 2007 9:49 pm

I'm 203lbs with a wind range of 10-20 mph and my choices are the following;

16m Assult2 Liquid Force '07

17m Contra '07

16m Best Waroo '07

15m Hyper Type RRD '07

16m Answer Caution '06

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which kite?

Postby Tyrone Rabinowitz » Mon May 07, 2007 10:56 pm

For me the Answer is the clear winner. This kite, for you, is not a good choice at all. The answer is a more advanced kite that has its "quirks". Some hate the kite and blame their inability on the kite. This kite needs to be actively flown or you will have problems.

Given your choices and you lack of experience I like the Contra. Then (dare I say) the waroo, as long as you can get it cheap!

I haven't flown the newer RRD or LF kites.

EDIT:

I replied to your original post but it didn't go through. Here's a little more info and some suggestions.
When you take lessons your instructor will use their preferred brand of kite and pressure you to buy one. Try as many kites, and boards, as you can before you buy. I do suggest a bow/sle/hybrid kite. They are generally more forgiving and the passive safety on most of those kites work well.
I like the contra because of the safety and performance. The downside of the contra is its jumping ability when compared to the XB and the SB. Thats the trade off with a light wind kite. The waroo is not a kite I like because of the way it turns and the progressive power generated while turning. I prefer a smoother turn and constant power delivery like the contra and the answer. There are no eclipse kites at our beach (or anywhere in the southwest as far as I know).
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Postby ascendkiteboarding » Mon May 07, 2007 11:22 pm

thanks for your answer(s), hopefully I'll get a least time people's view before making a choice.

Again Thanks!

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Postby sq225917 » Tue May 08, 2007 12:33 am

for 07 the 16m waroo is replaced by the 15m. theres more power per size than last year and everything else is up there too.

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Postby tiger20 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:48 am

RRD

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Postby Dimitri M » Tue May 08, 2007 1:52 am

The choice is yours. You need to try the kite before you make your own decision. Then you will know what kite to get.

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Postby Sun » Tue May 08, 2007 1:54 am

As a person who has flow a 06 16m Waroo, 07 16m Chameleon, and 06 16m Answer, I say that for a pure beginner, it is between the Waroo and the Chameleon, more so to the Chameleon. The Waroo flies well, pulls well, and it an overall great kite, but the Chameleon flies more stably in less wind. It also has a bit more out of the bag adjustability.

However, the Answer has what I feel to be the most high end, and gives the best turn feeling (power through the turn, speed). It also boosts like a madman. However, you must keep the kite moving, or else it will fall from the sky. This is exactly the opposite on the Waroo, which will hover obediently unless the wind is quite low. In terms of low wind stability, it goes from Chameleon to Waroo to Answer. However, all the kite become fun to fly at about the same speed for my 150lbs, 11 knots, and the Answer is my choice for its speed. The Chameleon and the Waroo are better suited to the beginner though.

For my personal choices, I would go:
Answer
Chameleon
Waroo

But give me a Waroo, I will not say no!

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Postby ascendkiteboarding » Tue May 08, 2007 2:22 am

tiger why the RRD, what's your reasoning? The hybrid kite seem like it would allow for a widing range of use please the 16 would have lite wind ability.

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Postby Siddy » Tue May 08, 2007 12:31 pm

Easy One

CONTRA 17 CONTRA 17 CONTRA 17

Try one and you will then know why........................... :thumb: :thumb:

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Postby kovacs » Tue May 08, 2007 1:36 pm

Siddy wrote:Easy One

CONTRA 17 CONTRA 17 CONTRA 17

Try one and you will then know why........................... :thumb: :thumb:
i agree with siddy- try contra 17, its _really_ hard to beat.


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