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best 7m stormkite?

Postby lurmus » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi!

Whats your opinion? Need a stormkite as a complement to my 12 bow. summer and winter use. Id like it to be nice, cos Im not very skilld in hard vinds :) Pretty gusty around here aswell...some nice waves, and last but rather important Ill need it to have big range. what to buy?

Im 75kg

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Postby peterbjarke » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:07 pm

Crossbow! I am 74 kg. It works from 11 to 20m/s plus.
:thumb:
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Postby PAFF » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:36 pm

Love my Helix 7.... Never been more easy going for it.

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Postby panchito » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:00 pm

Can´t figure out which 6-7 m bow NOT to recommend ....

I would say almost all 07 bows are fine ... so pick one up and have fun

Saludos

PS. my personal choice was : 7 m Ozone Instinct light

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Postby tommeltot » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:58 pm

Ocean Rodeo 7m One!

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tanks for your advise!

Postby lurmus » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:07 pm

where about is the "Sweet spot" on a modern bow 7? Around 11-12m/s? Im
using a 130*40 board

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Postby Windrider » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:20 pm

Sorry for my ignorance here.... what is "m/s" for wind speed measurement?
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Postby aahi » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:23 pm

meters/second

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Postby Windrider » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:43 pm

aahi wrote:meters/second
Thanks. That's about 24 -26 mph, or about 21-23 knts...

People are saying good things about most of the 2008 kites wind range. Have heard good things about the Naish Sigma series for surprising stability through big gusts, but they're expensive kites!

Is your goal to "have a good time in the high wind with total control and comfortable riding"..... or is it to "get every piece of power you can out of the friggin' big wind and jump so high you'll never come down"... I'd be in the first category, so I would go with major control and stability...

7m does seem on the small side to me (I'm 77kg), but I haven't tried the new kites of 2008. Perhaps the new 7m kites have the low end of the 2006 9m kites with the high end of the 2006 7m kites. That would be cool. Making me feel like I have 2 year old equipment... s'okay, they still work fine! I just have to have 3 kites to cover the range covered by 2 of the 2008 kites...

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Postby tautologies » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:05 pm

Is your goal to "have a good time in the high wind with total control and comfortable riding"..... or is it to "get every piece of power you can out of the friggin' big wind and jump so high you'll never come down"... I'd be in the first category, so I would go with major control and stability...
WR, what if you can have both? This is really how I feel about the Helix right now. You're welcome to have a go on it next time we meet. Should be Sunday maybe?

I am sure there are many good kites, and as Panchito said, he can;t figure out which small kite not to recommend. Well, as I've said before ;-) all kites are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

Muhahahahaha (evil laugh)
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