The speed champ (Tabou) has been using Wipika 16m with cut-out tips that looks like Bow kites.frederics wrote:... I reached some pretty high board speeds with the Nova. The kite has a definite advantage over the older leading edge inflatable kites when it comes to air speed. It would be interesting to see what the guys will be doing on the bow kites in future speed competitions....
Hi,k1t3m4n14k wrote:Yesterday I can test NOVA 9m in hard conditions, wind starts ant 18 knots and blows up until 35 -40 knots. While everybody was changing the size of their kites I was riding without any problem. If in my first post I was impressed with this kite in low end conditions now I'm stocked about top end conditions... I use the same kite in 12 -14 knots and 35-40 knots... ufff!! No pressure on the bar.... even in really gusty conditions you can ride the kite with one hand without any problem, great jump performance and really good turn.
We test the security too, in 35 knots I leave the bar and everything stops!!!
Everybody on the beach was impressed with the kite, even a Crossbow rider that can believe the low pressure on the bar.
For me it's perfect, I just have to buy 1 kite this season Now I'm sure that with NOVA 9m I cover the wind range of 12m, 9m and 7m
The same advice of my first post... If you don't believe test it, test it, test it!
I test it with the Velcro and with a homemade fix stopper that can I fix or unfix while I'm riding. In both case I can untwist the bar without any problem. If I had the stopper fixed I can let the bar and untwist like a normal kite. If I don't have the stopper fixed then I untwist keeping one hand on the bar, is not difficult and everybody can do it.Hi,
I Had my first flight with a Nova 9m yesterday. Do you have the velcro stopper as it came?
How do you untwist the bar in 30 knots without it popping?
Did you use it in waves?
I passed the bar to the back of the power cable and the velcro popped much less than when at the front.
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