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Another Yarga Review but this one is by me.
Posted: Thu May 20, 2004 8:40 pm
About a month ago I bought three smaller YargaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, 7, 9 & 11 and three larger Nemesis. Now I think I know enough about the YargaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s to write a review. The only kites I can compare them to are the first edition RhinoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s I have flown the last couple of years. Also, although I have been kiting about 90 days per year for three years now, I am mediocre because all I try to do is jump and ride waves. My most intricate jump is a transition jump. By the way, I could afford any kites but I decided to give Best a try because they are so friggin cheap which is a perfect match for my Ã¢â‚¬Å“Psycho-cheapÃ¢â‚¬
The Review above is from dt.
Posted: Thu May 20, 2004 8:56 pm
I forgot to log in before posting the review above.
Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 5:42 pm
I'm curious, what's your wind range on the 7m and 9m Yarga's? I'm thinking about getting a small Yarga but can't pick between the two. Was going to pair it up with a 10m Nemesis, and I think the 9m would be too big to get me any more wind range (I can hold the 10m till 30mph no problem), but I do like the idea of having a mid AR option for high wind (even if it does overlap with the 10m Nemesis.)
Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:08 pm
I weigh 165 lbs and with the 9m I am comfortable in gusts up to 35 mph when I am on a 145cm board that is 15.5" wide (big wave board). On my smaller board I would probably be fine in gusts to 40. My 7m is probably good in winds averaging 30-40 on my small slow board with too much rocker. I wouldn't use the 7m in wind less than 25 mph.
If you like the Nemesis up to 30 mph then I would get the Yarga 7 unless it almost never blows 40 where you kite.
I hope that helps.
Posted: Mon May 24, 2004 11:18 am
I haven't tried the high end of the 9 Yarga yet, but the low end is pretty low. Been riding and jumping in 15 Knots (85kg).
I'd guess the sweet spot of the kite is around 20 knots.
So i would definately go with the 7.
Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 5:29 am
I have the 7m Yarga, been out twice on it I'm guessing 40km to 60km, I weight 185 lbs, at 40km/h I was working it but when a gust hit it was no problem.