Your post is quite amusing Rockstar. I always get a kick out of this type of armchair analysis. Sorry if I hurt your feelings by giving my opinion and my honest account of the Crossbow.Rockstar wrote: I think that the crux of Zenwinds review is summed up by the line,complete with expletive:
"Way too fucking expensive"
He is just trying to find something negative because he does not want to spend the money!
Just keep on your old kites and save a packet.
Note to Zen and others: If you dont want to spend a lot of cash,dont try kites that you can't afford! Whats the point ?
I haven't done much with the kite... still waiting for mine to be delivered. But when unhooked, it's still similar to any other kite in that you will be fully powered depending on where you have the depower strap set. Pull the depower strap so that you have the amount of power you want when unhooked.Breeze wrote:cool. thanks for the info.
The chicken loop length and being able to unhook confortably are my main worries. Have you had any experience doing anything unhooked with it???
I haven't riden it so i am only speculating by simple conceptual understanding that once you unhook you are going to be really powered.
When are they coming out with the power lock option???
Flogging dead horses can be recreational when the is no wind!!Zenwind,
No need to keep flogging a dead horse !
I did not read SQ's post about the Crossbow, so my apologies to SQ if I poched a simliar thought pattern about there being less Dacron in a Crossbow. As far as the Hellfish is concerned I did try one those too, and posted my take on that kite. A good fast kite with some construction problems. The white Cuben fiber is pretty ugly to me on the production models. A bit too high aspect for my taste, but overall it is a truely high performance design. I really like the light bar input needed to turn the kite. If the Hellfish had bomber construction, and the Cuben Fiber turned out to be way stronger then Dacron I probably would have purchased one, even though they cost "way too fucking much" also.Why did you bring Dacron into it ?
You got that from SQ ? A lot of dough for a Dacron kite ? When you can get a Hellfish for a couple hundred more ?
You seem worried about someone expressing a simple point of view. Yes the Crossbow is pricey, and I never thought anyone was twisting my arm. I just expressed a point of view that seems to have threatend something in you. You have your opinion and I have mine. One is not right and the other one is not wrong; they are simply different for two different people. That is called peace brother.Sure it may be a bit pricey,but as I said ,no one is twisting your arm to buy one. This is cutting edge,for those that are not worried about what it may or may not be worth in a year or second hand.
Yeah well you see you and I aren't so different. If the Crossbow had been all that I was looking for in a kite I would have spent the dough even though it still costs way too much. I just have to have the lastest equipment that is going to improve my enjoyment in kiteboarding. It is a sickness; an addiction for sure.Just wait,of course the price will be a lot less in a year,or so,or when the season is over. What ever.
In the meantime,you can pick up a good deal on a Best kite. (I'm betting that you already have them!)
No I have no beef with you Rockstar. I just found it amusing that you thought you could figure me out by reading a review of mine. As far as my "tight ass" in concerned; well I like it being tight, and the ladies seem to enjoy it too.You didn't hurt my feelings at all. However ,judging by the length of your response,and the general tone,I seem to have hit a nerve with you. You are obviously a tightass!!
Good luck to you,you wont end up poor like me!
Well thanks for your vote of interest in my review. I have no affiliation with any kite company or products. I just like what I like, and purchase equipment accordingly. I'm sure that some people will just love the Crossbow and be very happy with it. For me it is not the perfect kite.I actually thought your review was quite interesting.
Especially the part about the "vague" feeling. You may have a point. Of course the Crossbow may not suit everybody.
I will double check. I like to know where the kite is as well.
The powerstrap, AFAIK, is comparable to conventional kites in the amount of length it can change the front lines (I didn't really use it when I flew the XBow, and it's covered in neoprene so you don't really see it).Breeze wrote:With old kites, there wasn't as much range so when you did unhook, the power wasn't much different. With the crossbow, given the told range abilities, won't it be alot more powered when you unhook?
Does the crossbow powerstrap work under the principles of the x-bow 2:1 pulley system or by old standards of depower.What I am trying to ask is, how much de-power does the crossbow powerstrap have on its own? (a new x-bow amount or the same as kites before)
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