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REV vs Waroo vs V-Sonic

Postby teletubby » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:40 pm

My old sonic11 2006 is going to pass away after 2 years of good service without problems.

now i have several questions that i hope someone can solve.

I am thinking in the new REV11 but my worries are the windrange, specially the lowend. someone can compare with sonic 11?

the other 2 options are V-sonic and Waroo 2008. how are for unhooked?

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Postby redskykiter » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:49 pm

I still haven't heard of any Thruster vs Rev reviews. Can someone throw that in too?

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Postby Litewave Dave » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:28 pm

http://www.globekites.com/gkmag08/onlinemag.html

Here's some propaganda on the new V-Sonic. It definitely has better low end than the 2006 or 2007 version, yet is still very fast across the window in forward speed.

That's because it is low aspect in the center(big grunt) and high aspect on the ends (low drag).

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Postby Neill » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:02 am

I still haven't found a kite with a bigger wind range than the sonic 11m. i flew the 2006 in 14-30 knots and i can now fly the 2007 in 12-30 knots, possibly more (haven't tried)

If the v-sonic depowers as well as the 2007 or better, and has an extra few knots of bottom end, you will be very hard pressed to beat it as a one-kite quiver.

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Postby k2ski3 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:23 pm

The Rev is more of a hybrid kite so I don't think you can directly compare it to BOWs like a Waroo or V-Sonic.

If you live in a very gusty area then a BOW would be better.

If you are looking to ride more waves or unhooked, then the hybrid would likely be a better consideration.

You should definitely try both the BOWs and hybrids and see what fits your riding style and interests. If you are leaning towards a hybrid and you like GK, you would be very foolish not to try the Trix too!

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Postby jmopd » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:07 pm

Hi Dave,

Is this true, 08 Trix with a better or similar wind ranges than the 08 Sonic on small sizes ?

http://www.globekites.com/gkmag08/onlinemag.html

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Postby INOKI » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:42 pm

jmopd wrote:Hi Dave,

Is this true, 08 Trix with a better or similar wind ranges than the 08 Sonic on small sizes ?

http://www.globekites.com/gkmag08/onlinemag.html
Where You have heard or read this notice? :o :D

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Postby Litewave Dave » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:54 pm

It has been my experience in 2007 that the Trix is better on the lower 1/2 of the wind range and the Sonic is better on the upper 1/2.

More grunt on a Trix, more depower at the edge of the window with a Sonic.

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Postby MATRICIANO » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:26 am

i've notice exactly the contrary!!! by the ligth bar and the fastest speed of the sonic, i've found easyer to fly sonic in lighet winds. and because of the harder bar pressure and the lower speed of the trix, it seems better in stronger and gusty winds!!!
but Dave, i didn't reed about some modification on the trix for 2008, but the wind range is now extended, so.... can u tell us if u moved something on the 2008 trix???!!! tanks.

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Postby Litewave Dave » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:18 pm

To my knowledge there has been no change to the shape of the Trix. Construction, Graphics, Bar have changed, but not the 'shape' of the kite. It was a super kite in 2007, so no huge changes.....except the bar/chicken-loop.

Therefore, the change in advertised wind range must be attributed to a year of experience with the kites. When the manual was written last year, R&D was still happening so some of the wind numbers were a hypothesis extrapolated from minimal empirical test data.


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