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 Post subject: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:26 am 
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Hi guys,looking to buy kites for racing..Need your advice and info.Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:47 am 
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search the forum for results (e.g. world championship in the news) and see what the winners are riding on.


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:15 am 
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Thanks Toby,but are those kites production kites,or do they customise them?


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:44 am 
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The Best kite race board = Naish 2011, shaper Paolo Rista 3 fins


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:29 am 
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For now the Ozone Edge is about the fastest kite in the market...
Got mine last week and no other kite could keep up!
Kite is really fantastic.. But really Race or Old School oriented...
Tried in waves and did not perform well.
Cabrinha is going to release a Race version of their Crossbow in couple of months.

Bye Jankie

PS. The best raceboard is the latest released... Every 2 weeks there are new development...
So is almost impossible for a brand to make a production board that could perform well in competition... By the time that it goes in production is already old....

Most of the Top 10 competitors are still on Alex Aguera boards...


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:48 am 
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doc1 wrote:
Hi guys,looking to buy kites for racing..Need your advice and info.Thanks!


The world top racers who came to Thailand at PKRA and KTA (sorry, I can't give names ;-)) I I had a chance to talk to, confessed that from their past experiences, the Flysurfer Speeds were very hard to beat upwind, but they would catch up on the downwind legs, and that they keep a close watch at them.
However Sebastian Bubmann, who came second at KTA Pranburi, fared better downwind in most legs, with Bruno Sroka's 2009 winner board. Explanation needed!

Jankie! Any FS challenged you yet? It will be interesting to see if Ozone keeps the Edge against foils in your Sanur back-garden.


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Alex you suppose to be here to give all of us hard time :nono:
No Flysurfer are anywhere to be seen!
Sorry but the Speed III as whole package are not competitive for Racing.
The bis sizes will not drift downwind and speed generally is not there..
They go extremely well upwind but they are not that fast!
Bye Jankie

You can prove me wrong any day.. You know where we are!


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:31 pm 
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http://www.prokitetour.com/news.php?id=90

12 place

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2363628&p=644911&hilit=kta+thailand#p644911

3rd place... Did other competitor has Raceboard?


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:06 pm 
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EDGE hands down. I just switched to the Edges and really improved my game.
I do selll the Ozone in the bay area so might sounds like just talking it up but I think the results speak for themselves. I believe top 5 went to guys on Edges or at least top 4.


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 Post subject: Re: Race Kites,what to buy?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Doc, the Epic Screamer did well in the race series in China this year. As these kites gain in popularity, I suspect you'll see more on the race podium.


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