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GloberiderKite 17.3

Postby longy1975 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:16 am

I got to ride the 17.3m GRK kite this week and soon after bought one.
The kite was powered nicely in 12knots and as the wind cranked up to 18knots I just pulled the strap and it handled beautifully. I dropped the kite and was able to relaunch it almost straight away, the inflatable wingtip struts are great, I'm very impressed for such a large kite.
I recomend it to everyone

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Postby Toby » Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:30 am

what else can you compare it to?
what did you fly before?

Thx
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GloberiderKite 17.3

Postby longy1975 » Thu Jul 24, 2003 10:54 am

I have flown the black tips and co2's and Norh rino's. I thought the GRK relaunched alot easier than these kites ( except the co2 ) .Its range was also wider. Turns nice and fast, perfect 15knoter

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GRK

Postby PH » Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:00 pm

:thumb:
Aloha
Great to hear you like the kites.
I love them as well.

Been riding them for a few month now, and have no problems with them.
...strong and durable, great lift, upwinds, etc..

Any good comments are welcome.
You should send these comments to http://www.usakite.com

They would love to hear from you.

Did you try out any smaller kites?
I ride all of them and love them all.
You would be stoked with the 11.5, my fav.

Happy Kiting
Aloha
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Postby Bengt » Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:27 pm

I must praise the Glk Lift 17,3, With my 17,3 and a underground MC 158, can I go upwind and got the kiting(speed) feeling! in 10knots My weigt is about 215ibs, and I´m intermedite Kiter! I have tried the follwing kites
Naish x2, Cabrina Black tip, RRD conv and Type 4 and none of those Kites are bad but my favorite is the GLK in all sizes!!!!!!!!!!!!(I´m not the judge in any way but I know what I like)

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Postby Ramo » Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:10 am

got the 17.3 and 11.5 couple of weeks ago (previously toro 2 and 1) - the mutt's nuts in almost every respect

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Postby Gerard » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:55 am

Got my 17.3 Lift to replace my 16M Toro....the Lift is one great kite. I like that it takes less time to inflate the Leading edge....almost like pumping up a 8 meter kite though it's 17.3.

Also like the dacron reinforcements.....

Now I was most impressed with the flight.....big range, great lift and fast too.....I don't plan to practise the water relaunch capability unless i have to.....I'll try to keep the kite as dry as possible.

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Postby Gpet78 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:16 am

Well i am very happy with my 14.2 concerning performance but i cant understand why i cannot inflate the strutts as tight as i used to do with other kites. The Leading Edge inflates ok and it is tight enough but the strutts need a lot of effort to inflate them properly( if the strutts are not tight you lose some power by redusing the real size of the kite). Also the leadind edge valve tends to twist if not carefully handled during inflation. But still this issues have not caused any trouble to me yet and i have easily broken all my personal records of height and hangtime from the first times i used the kite.

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Postby Foxi » Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:50 am

wonder how they will do in bigger sizes as it seems that current model is very close to its origins - whoever signed for it ..

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Postby GK » Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:27 pm

Gpet... When my kites were brand new the valves seemed very stiff and were kind of difficult to squeez. After a couple of uses they softened up and became much easier to inflate. Also, make sure you inflate the struts before the LE, because the valves on the struts are very close to le LE and hard to reach if you dont do them first. :bye:


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