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which 7 or 8m kites are stable and not too quick?

Postby James Bond » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:01 pm

I want a smaller sle kite for 25-35 kts gusty winds
must be very stable and not like a crazy wasp
any suggestions ?

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Postby kitefrog » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi, I've used Airush for 4 years and sailed the 7m FLOW SLE
on Thursday here in the UK. The flow 7m is sweet. Not to fast,
turns nice, Loads of depower. I had an epic session first time
using it.

The wind was nuts, around 35-40mph, but at 82 kg I could still
push the bar away, crank bottom turns and hits a few nice lips.
The wind gusted to 46mph and I was stupidly overpowered.

I'm impressed by the Flow after the first fly, I know the 7m FLOWs
are very popular in hawaii.

my 2 cents worth. D.

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Postby endorphin » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:11 pm

7m bularoo!!!!
very very stable, not too quick (but very quick over 30 knots)
in my opinion the best highwindkite available with a Slingshot Profire Bar and with 5th line on shorter lines.

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Postby zenna kitesurf » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:29 pm

The Blade Beast Sle 8m is very stable,
There are 2 settings on the wingtip for slow and fast turning,
Also three settings on the back lines for wind range
awsome kite,

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Postby s29feb » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:33 pm

Most stable kite I have ever flow is the Slingshot T2 and it is not as fast as others there is a review of the 11m in issue 3 (I think) of free online mag:

I own the 11m and it will just not fall out of the sky if you run under it it drifts back to the zenith - super super stable go try one

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Postby Mlkman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:10 pm

Try an Ozone Instinct Light 7m to.

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Postby Kitebunny » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:13 pm

Also check out the F-One Impact SL! Super stable in high winds and gusty conditions. Really fun to play with :D.

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Postby maximum » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:14 pm

8M Cabrinha SB2 goes huge too!


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Postby tautologies » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:13 pm

why would you want a kite that isn't fast turning? Can't you just use a shorter bar, change the attachment points to slower turning, and keep your arms least then you will have the option to use it in high octane turning speed....I'd say if you're looking for a C kite...think if the Raven super good kite....or the new Helix...though It will be fast turning... :-)


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