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R2 vs T2 performance Dwight

Postby macca » Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:47 pm

I hope you can fill me in on this one, been reading a few posts on which size goes best. I'm 85kg with small mutant 150. Am looking long term to get 2 kites to replace my 16toro and 10 storm, thinking 18+12.

What is confusing me is your recommendations for toros and Rhinos, Big R2 20m +T2 16m, or 18+12 T2 if you wanted only 2 kites.

My question is , what are the differences in performance, I would prefer a med aspect big kite(18) and high aspect (12) kite, reasoning its all ways better wind for the 12m, the lighter winds are more patchy so needing a more stable kite with better low down pull.

My 16 Toro feels quite slow now, I'm after more kite speed with out the over sheeting and stalling of the real high AR front liners (lifts etc) .

So which would be better , mixed R2 + T2 or booth the same. It is a long term plan, if only I had won the Lotto ;o))

Thanks in advance , you are kept busy with all the North questions!!

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Postby pitlisa » Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:37 am

Same question: Which one is more stable in big sizes (no stalling)
R2 or T2 ?

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Postby Dwight » Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:09 pm

I only recommend mixing kites if the 18 T2 is not big enough for you. Then you get the 20m R2 and the rest T2s.

I think 18 and 12 T2s will be a really popular combination with guys your weight this season. I'd get those kites. I'm not sure I would call them medium aspect anymore. They are very easy to use higher aspect kites.

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Postby Dwight » Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:11 pm

pitlisa wrote:Same question: Which one is more stable in big sizes (no stalling)
R2 or T2 ?
Both kites are very stable. The Toro2 is the most user friendly. It does everything easier.

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Postby macca » Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:33 pm

Thanks for info Dwight.

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how's the bottom end power with Toro2 16m2 compared to R2 16

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:41 pm

deciding between these two kites and my main issue is bottom-end power, I really need/want some. Would like to plane in 8-9knts, I weigh 77kgs. Is it possible with 16 m2 kite at all?
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Re: how's the bottom end power with Toro2 16m2 compared to R

Postby Dwight » Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:00 pm

Anonymous wrote:deciding between these two kites and my main issue is bottom-end power, I really need/want some. Would like to plane in 8-9knts, I weigh 77kgs. Is it possible with 16 m2 kite at all?
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It's very easy with the 20m R2. With the 18m T2 maybe not.

A 16m kite is not big enough

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:04 pm

Dwight, what wind speed do you get going with the R2, 20m?? stay up wind, be able to water launch kite, and when does the kite max out at? Your about the same weight and similar board to me.]

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Postby Dwight » Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:55 pm

Anonymous wrote:Dwight, what wind speed do you get going with the R2, 20m?? stay up wind, be able to water launch kite, and when does the kite max out at? Your about the same weight and similar board to me.]

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I can park the kite at 6 knots, stay upwind in 7-8 knots. The top end is around 18 knots.


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