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06 North Vegas for old school?

Postby power » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 am

I know the vegas was designed for waveriding and new school tricks, but how does it perform with old school riding? Is it good for just raw boosting/big air? How much depower does it have?

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Re: 06 North Vegas for old school?

Postby kite_n_rnd » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:25 am

I had '06 Vegas 10m, and 14m for 2 years. I did use them for
old school style riding. The 10m was fast, with a wide range and it was fun for
jumps. I liked the feeling of being 'ripped off the water' during jumps.
The 14m was also a great kite and was pretty fast for it's size. Unfortunately,
after an elbow injury I had to sell them and get a set of hybrid/bow kites which
have less back line pressure. However, I will never forget my Vagas!

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Re: 06 North Vegas for old school?

Postby power » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:41 am

How does the lift differ from your newer bows/hybrids?

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Re: 06 North Vegas for old school?

Postby kite_n_rnd » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:24 am

power wrote:How does the lift differ from your newer bows/hybrids?


If by 'lift' you mean how high it jumped, then I would say almost as high as my 07 Sonic does.
It's just that it picked me up fast.. The landing was a little faster. The 5th line, at the time, was
also helpful for self landing and safety, although the new hybrids can also be easily self launched.
The '06 Vegas kites were definitely ahead of their time and even today many consider them to be
the best in their series.


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