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Postby fskite » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:36 pm

Right guys - I am too old for serious wake style and love riding waves. I have a 12 rrd wave which I love when its the right conditions, and a 7m Fuel for the nukin days. But I have a big old 16m kite which I consider my Practise kite i.e. if its too lite to have serious fun or any waves i practise spins and stuff - I need to replace it but what should I buy - I fancy a bow but havent heard too much about the big bows. What do you guys think would go well with my fuel and wave?

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Postby Sea&Sun » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:40 pm

I would go with a 16m Caution Spitfire III. It's the best wave kite! Wind range is sick and it can take the punishment. All the Spitfire IIIs can be flown in 4 or 5 line mode.

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Postby FredBGG » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:11 pm

If you are looking for a low wind kite consider a Flysurfer Speed.
Flysurfers have exceptional low wind preformance and jump well even in the light stuff. I use the Speed 17 and at 225 lbs I can ride staying upwind in 8 mph and jump in 10mph.
Last Saturday I had a blast with it in low winds and large swell. I kept away from the shore break, rocky and real bad wind lulls, but got some great jumps about 20 yards out from the break. Winds were 8 to short gusts of maybe 14mph. Swell was big building to 10 to 12 foot but with high intervals and comming in in predictable sets. Sending the kite from the top of these even with 10 to 12 mph wind made for some huge jumps and the hangtime on the Speed 17 is fenomenal.. it's like a small paraglider.. felt like I could have tea and buscuits up there :D
A few other people were out, but were riding either surfboards, big directionals or were feather weights.

Check out these videos for low wind preformance:

http://www.flysurfer.de/images/Gallery/ ... d_kite.mov

http://www.flysurfer.de/images/Gallery/ ... launch.mov

http://www.flysurfer.de/images/Gallery/ ... 1/jump.mov

http://www.radicalwaveibiza.com/speed17m.wmv

http://www.foilzone.com/video/silverstrand00.wmv in this video just look at how much faster the Speed than the other kites out... wind was 10 to 12 mph

The Speed being a foil is different to fly compared to a LEI, personally I prefer the Speed. If your experience you can get the knak of the Speed in a couple of hours. Relaunchability in winds of 10 or more is great. below that it is tricky. The problem is that you can ride in 7 mph and it's hard to relaunch anything in less than that. The Speed is an ultra high projected aspect ratio kite and the 17 has the power of a 25meter LEI

Cheers

Fred

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Postby FredBGG » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:13 pm

Forgot to mention that flysurfers are pretty popular in the UK.
Check out http://www.foilzone.com Lots of Flysurfer guys over there.

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Fred

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Postby windyboy » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:20 pm

Go for the F-one Tribal, or the M6 they both have 100 percent depower just like the bow kites also from what I've heard the tribal is very good in waves. :thumb:


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