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 Post subject: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:54 am 
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What is the ultimate kite for surfing? I ride the Royals and am quite happy with them but was thinking of trying a Vegas. Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:19 pm 
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You can not ask for the ultimate kite - without saying what you are looking for ?

Unhooked or hooked ?

Strapless or strapped ?

Kite parked or aggresive ?

Gliding on a powered small board, or on a bigger "surfing" board with smaller kite ?

Onshore or sideshore or slight offshore conditions ?

VERY difficult to answer, even if you know above :o

As each will have their own taste 8)

Hey - now we have found the ultimate surfing kite: The kite you have now :thumb:


Okay - to get back to some of the "topics" and compromises :

A low AR kite will turn really fast and tight - good and required for waveriding, especially in bigger sizes.
A high AR kite will turn slower, but search for the edge of the window better (accelerate with slack lines when going with the wind), so dont "slow down" or get "sluggish".
Above differences can also be obtained to some degree with profile and other design parameter changes :D

That is one of the aspects I see, and look for myself.

Kindly, Peter Frank


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:21 am 
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takoon furia seems very well appreciated for wave riding. Turns fast, doesn't stall.
Good kite.


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:51 pm 
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smurphy wrote:
What is the ultimate kite for surfing? I ride the Royals and am quite happy with them but was thinking of trying a Vegas. Any thoughts?

Rebel 07 9 mt. is the ultimate wave kite with the bar trimmed on the external knots.
I have also a Vegas 08 9 mt , but the rebel is the wave one...


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:37 pm 
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ROYAL ERA is best for now in market as in 08 products


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:04 pm 
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Frankieboy wrote:
takoon furia seems very well appreciated for wave riding. Turns fast, doesn't stall.
Good kite.


for hooked in unstrapped i agree.. for unhooked there are better kites.


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:51 am 
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My Eclipse Nano 9 2008 works unreal in the waves. Maui, overhead bombing rights and lefts, gusting up to 35. The darn thing also has a super low end and I rode it in 12 knots....super fast, hooked and unhooked, loops like a banshee and even with the C kite style bar(short throw), depower the thing and the kite didn't pull me downwind at all.....surf the wave with it drifting at neutral...or loop it and put the hammer down! sick ride. :angryfire:


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:58 am 
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Rebel or EVO. Vegas is not the best choise in waves.


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 Post subject: Re: what is the ultimate kite for surfing?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:42 pm 
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certainly ROYAL ERA
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