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rode the crossbow today

Postby sir slingshot » Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:48 am

its a nice kite
strickly for jumping and wave riding though and nuthing else
wierd kite veryvery diff i didnt like it
there really nuthing else to sayt so if u have a question post it

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Re: rode the crossbow today

Postby kitesurf66 » Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:07 am

Funny, some of the reviews that I have read say that it is not a great jumping machine (excuse the punt).

From http://www.kite-surf.com:

Jumping:
Kind of disappointed here, I don't think flat kites will be known for all out jumping performance like you might think. The one advantage is you could go out in normally overpowering conditions on a bigger kite and use the depower to set you up for some lofty jumps, but it just doesn't have the explosive lift of an "C" shape kite. I tried jumping it a number of different ways, the best ones where were when I didn't send it too far, those jumps weren't super high, but it did hang pretty good. I watched as a more experienced rider took it out, he did get some good jumps on it, but still not the huge boosts that you can get when you know what to do on a typical kite.




You didn't like it, but I bet you loved the Machine since it can fly in a fart, right? Sorry, but your previous posts make it hard to believe you.

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Re: rode the crossbow today

Postby DrLightWind » Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:18 am

sir slingshot wrote:if u have a question post it

What was the wind range you were flying it?
Honestly how much was the bar pressure?
Did you hear any 2 stroke trailing edge flutter at higher speed or during loopings?
Could you explain technically how those weird double pulleys are working at the wingtips
and how the pressure relations with functions are of the front and back line pulleys?
and why the backline attachment was completely eliminated from the trailing edge of the kite?

Thanks,

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Postby sir slingshot » Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:11 am

fine dont beilieve me 66
about 12-14
alot more than the usaull bar pressure on cabrinhas
i have no idea about the pulleys exept they relaunch the kite
and i dont get the rest srry

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Postby vide » Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:01 am

I rode one today and they jump like nothiong else. But I was out in mega wind on a 9m. BUt you have to get used to it, becuase it is totally different to a classic style kite. I felt like I could have used a 12, and the wind gusted to 42 knots. Imagine the jumps then? Landing was harder than usual, but what do you expect after 20 minutes on a kite?

The kites will excell for fast, controlled riding and big jumps and waveriding in 25 knots plus and gusty wind.

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Postby Felixhh » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:07 am

Hi,

did u try any unhook tricks or jump on kiteloops ?
i heard the kite didnt turn very well, is that true ?

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Postby vide » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:01 am

the kite turns on a dime, but differntly to normal kites. it pivots rather than turning through a powered arc. but it depends on how sheeted you are.

I did a couple of downloop transitions but thats all.

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Postby gomarpyle » Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:43 pm

the 9 i rode turned very fast and without much forward movement. through kiteloops i heard fluttering...but i havent looped a kite that doesnt flutter in a powerful kiteloop. i unhooked for same raileys, and it felt like any other kite. if it pulls to much unhooked, just depower with the power adjustment strap

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Re: rode the crossbow today

Postby Dr. Evil » Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:51 pm

sir slingshot wrote:its a nice kite
strickly for jumping and wave riding though and nuthing else
wierd kite veryvery diff i didnt like it
there really nuthing else to sayt so if u have a question post it


Nice review.................

Why dont you be nice to readers who's first language is not english and use a spelling and grammar checker.


Why did you post this?
To discredit another brand, there is no information in your "review."


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