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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:19 pm 
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I weigh 75 kg, ride a Thorn129. In about 15 knots, I was well powered on the 9 and speeding upwind. I'd say 12-13 knots is very realistic if you work the kite a bit.

And yes, the kite just sits up there totally powerless. Just grab the bar, and it won't even get wet.


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calling low end usability is too dependent on rider skill and control, that and the fact that most guys don't know 10 from 30k.


i'm not knocking the guys calling 12k, in fact thanks for the great referals guys, just don't expect the 9m to be your light wind kite...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:23 am 
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I´m getting myself a 9 for highwinds.
But hey, we´re talking a 9 here! I didn´t expect to get away, and be well powered in 15 knots! I´d say the lowendcapability is a nice bonus :thumb:


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kitenb wrote:
I don't see any reason a normal 4 line bar setup wouldn't work just as good as this one. I am going to try my Slingshot bar and line setup with it next time.


hey kitenb,

did you try this on the turbo diesel bar or the profire bar? how was it?

thanks
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