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Any Takoon 2004 reviews?

Postby storm » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:35 pm

I am wondering about peoples experiences with the new 2004 takoons.

Is there anyone amongst you who can say some unbiased things about the kites?

Thanks!

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Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:48 pm

Ive tested Skoop3 14.5m Prototype. I did a review in this forum, search for it.

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Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:07 pm

I've flown a lot with the 2004 Wook2 in 3 sizes, and some with the Skoop3 - but as I really like the Takoon kites, and the characteristics, I might not be unbiased as you ask for, and will not comment/review here.

Sorry :roll:

But I can say, that you will only find very few Skoop3 reviews, as the ones that are out now, are only the small first batch before full production, which is a very very limited number.

In a few weeks, the full production should arrive in lots of places though :thumb:

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Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:38 pm

Hi Peter F.
Ive too flyed the wook2, not much but i that the kite require more bar strenght to turn than the wook1. What do you think about it?

And what about the wook2 low end of the bigger sizes, here we didnt had the oportunity to test it , because the wind still very gusty (winter) and its dificult to atribute a low end to the kites.

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Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:26 pm

Pedro Marcos wrote:Hi Peter F.
Ive too flyed the wook2, not much but i that the kite require more bar strenght to turn than the wook1. What do you think about it?

And what about the wook2 low end of the bigger sizes, here we didnt had the oportunity to test it , because the wind still very gusty (winter) and its dificult to atribute a low end to the kites.
Havent got the Wook2 16.5 yet - so I dont know...
Must wait and see - and I think that others have to test that.

Only using the Wook2 9.5 and 12 and 14 now (besides my old Skoop2 17m2)

The Wook2 turns much faster than the Wook1 - an amazing difference.

More bar strength ??? I have never thought about it - but I dont think so, as it turns so much easier than the Wook1.

Windrange is very similar to the Wook1, is my first impression.
Just much more power spike in jumps because you can "yank" it around for take off.

I am seriously considering using Wook2's in the smaller sizes, and Skoop3 in the bigger ones (as I like the high AR and power kite style personally, in bigger sizes)

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Takoon QR Chicken loop

Postby KiteVol » Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:09 am

Anyone hv any problems with it accidentaly releasing.....I was riding it in the waves and had it push frwd and pre-release twice...it was frustating.


Any solutions to this problem..any way to make the QR part a litttle stonger or tighter so it won't release by accident.

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Postby nEwSkIn » Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:14 pm

Yep, this has happened to me as well, the QR just goes very easily... sometimes I feel like I have to watch it like every 10 minutes to see if everything´s ok... and if necessary pull it back

Any tips?

BTW, the front (centre) lines of my wook2 get tangled around whenever I do turns and such... isn´t there a way to avoid this? OR maybe pus some sort of rolling object...

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QR chicken loop on Skoop 2...

Postby KiteVol » Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:37 pm

Peter Frank,

Maybe you can give us some tips on preventing the QR from activating accidentally...any way to make it tighter or less responsive :?:


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Postby psa » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:18 am

I've put some neoprene (sewn neoprene tube over the rope) between the red handle bar and red stopper ball. So you need much more power to release the QR. Works in dry land better than original system. Let's see how it last.

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Postby nEwSkIn » Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:15 pm

Hmm, that looks like a lot of work!

Do you have any ideas for stopping the centre lines getting tangled? (another issue)

Thanx


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