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AMP Looks really terrible!

Postby pipedragon » Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:49 pm

I just saw the AMP flying for the first time. On the beach the kite looks really flimsy. especialy the struts. They were pupmped up all the way but they were buckling. In flight the kite seemed to jelly fish in the same old wipika fasion. The kite looked really out of control as well. This was proabably not the rider since he is sponsored by Wipika and has been riding since the begining. There was a same size X2 out on the water and you could tell which was the better kite. I think Wipikas days are numbered with this piece of crap kite. :lol:

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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:17 am

What did you do?? Run it over with a car ??
All the AMP seen here looks great! And flyes perfect to.
Best kites seen preform so far on the market.
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Postby Sake » Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:09 am

pipedragon must have read kite-surf.com thread....

The way to get a long thread:
Poster says BRANDX SUCKS and the poster gets a lot of reactions.

I was glad this forum stayed serious. Especially with posters like Peter_Frank and Dwight et etc.

Watch this Toby before it gets out of control. (Good for hits of course but not for the sake of this forum!!)

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Postby kitesurfing freak » Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:12 am

i think that you are talking about the proto amp's.
i've seen the amp of sake and others here, but i haven't seen any problems (no jellyfishing).

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Postby Toby » Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:37 am

I always watch everything! :wink:

I guess it was a proto as well.
I saw them in cabarete and they look great to me.

A shop owner just told me that he liked it a lot and it has a great performance.

Hopefully soon I can test one myself and I will let you know.

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Postby kitesurfing freak » Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:59 pm

i tried the amp 10 (projected) on land, as well as the x3 16.
Didn't notice any problems with it, the amp flys very good.
i liked the amp more than the x3, becausethe amp is/responds faster.

I was a bit dissapointed in the x3, is turns very slow, the aero 2 16 turns even a bit faster. But the x3 has really a lot of lift.
I only tested the kites on the beach, so I dont know how the kites react on the water.

Andy

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Postby Guest » Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:42 am

I just bought two amps (8.9, 11.9,) this year, sight unseen.
I haven't had a chance to use them due to a busy work schedule and an extended cold spell (Canada).
BUT ,I stand by Wipika's product, after flying Airblasts for three years. They're a bench mark that a lot of kites manufacturers have tried to live up to! I went through the 2001 de-lam thing, but I wouldn't trade my A.B.'s for anything because they flew great!
If you go by the forum posts, all the 2003 kites have problems and issues; Wipika, Naish Aero and x3, Takoon Skoop 11....... farting Rhino's etc.
All posts have to be taken with a grain of salt!! Fly your kite, if it doesn't perform well send it back. Wipika North America have informed me, if I have any problems with my kites flying poorly, they'll exchange them..... Now that's integrity!!!!

Cheers Tony.

P.S. To all those watching a kite from the beach, then making a judgement on its worth........... GET F**KED!

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Postby Guest » Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:48 am

Just did!

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Postby Ari Raptis » Sun Apr 13, 2003 9:54 am

Anonymous wrote:Just did!
What he meant was "Go F**K yourself, Mo-F**ker !!!!!"

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Postby Guest » Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:29 pm

pipedragon.

Were you paid to write that bullshit or were out of mind???
I don´t have the AMP and I don´t have the X2, but I can see them riding here and how well they do it.
Everybody is in love with the AMP (final version) and say only good things about them, even a guy who has only X2 in his quiver told me that the AMP is in real a very good wing.


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