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Postby eutanator » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:00 am

Mark is now working in Nobile Kiteboards, that's why you can find in his review an info about Nobile boards

peace&wind

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Postby ronnie » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:13 am

It is great to have an independent review from such a respected and honest rider. Magazine (etc.) reviews never give the downsides.
From this review it sounds like the powerlock should come with every kite.
If the kite could be made to bank more (ie. tilt one end down) it would probably feel more like it was turning around one end rather than the centre. One comment about the kite possibly turning too fast and pulling you downwind; was that only because you were so powered up?

Maybe your current favourite, waveriding will become a bigger part of the sport because of the bridled LEI.

Thanks again. Keep pushing the envelope.

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:21 pm

Scribbler wrote:Joe Public should take him on:
How's about we all contribute say $25 per annum to sponsor him to write independant reviews, ride whatever the hell he thinks will win the next comp and take us out for a pint now and then...

The Kiteforum Sponsored Freelancer... :thumb:



that is one hell of an idea, hey toby ask him if he wants to be the kiteforum sponsored rider, a different kite for every comp so we get the low down.

i'd pay for that $25 sounds a bargain.

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Postby Kitedude » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:40 pm

i'd pay aswell, i'm sure any company would gladly donate kites to him to fly aswell.

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:49 pm

i hope toby picks up on this it would be a top idea.

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Postby toyletbowl » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:22 am

i'm in.

also...thanks mark for adding value to this forum. nice air by the way.

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Postby DrLightWind » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:55 am

Kitedude wrote:i'd pay aswell

Me too.

If I didn't test fly the 9 and 12m Xbow I wouldn't believe the review either.
Each word in Mark's review is the reflection of the truth from how the Xbow flies to bar pressure.
Congratulation, :thumb:

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Postby ed257 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:08 am

DrLightWind wrote:
Kitedude wrote:i'd pay aswell

Me too.

If I didn't test fly the 9 and 12m Xbow I wouldn't believe the review either.
Each word in Mark's review is the reflection of the truth from how the Xbow flies to bar pressure.
Congratulation, :thumb:

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DR LW,

Which did you like better, the H-Fish or the X-Bow and why?

Ed

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Postby DrLightWind » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:11 am

ed257 wrote: Which did you like better, the H-Fish or the X-Bow and why?

Each one has it's good points and advantages over conventional kites,
but overall I liked the X-Bow bacause of the better relaunch and safety features.
Also I'v never felt anything floating up that long before as with the X-Bow.

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Postby ed257 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:30 pm

DrLW,

How was the bar pressure? Did you find it a bit on the heavy side like others have reported. For a kite that is setup to not ride against the stopper, heavy bar pressure is not a good attribute.

Ed


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