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ccm9fc
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trainer kite

Postby ccm9fc » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:39 pm

Any thoughts on the t-foil trainer kites.

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Postby 72kiteboarder » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:23 am

a trainer is a trainer is a trainer.

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Postby ccm9fc » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:55 pm

Thanks. I was just wondering since they seem to be much cheaper than all the other trainer kites.

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Postby laz » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:02 am

i had the t-foikl and like all other small 1 meter trainer kites it will only fly properly if it's blowing at least 12 mph i'd get a 2-3 meter

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Postby kitenb » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:02 am

Get something at least 2m's in size...better feel for the power. Ones I like(and we carry of course) are the HQ Rush 200 or the Ozone Imp. The HQ is around 2m's in size and the Imp is around 3m's in size. Pictures and prices at: http://www.oceanextremesports.com/catal ... Path=21_39
But the bottom line is any trainer kite is better than no trainer kite...

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Postby Kurt » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:38 am

you want a hyundai or a vw???

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T-foil trainer

Postby greymage » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:29 pm

I didn't really like the T-foil, you pretty much get what you paid for it. It feels and seems built like a play kite, not a power kite trainer.

It is good for kids; I'd started out with the the Best 3m trainer, but that was too much for the 6-7 year olds to handle.

For grownups I'd get a 3m or slightly bigger They're small enough to act as trainers if you don't go out in really high winds, and big enough to be fun in high winds - when it's blowing and you can't get to the water, just flying the big trainer is surprisingly fun, so it's not a wasted purchase after you've learned to kite.

http://www.kitemare.com/trainer%20kites.htm has a good section reviewing the pros and cons of various trainer kites.

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t-foil experiences

Postby greymage » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:30 pm

laz wrote:i had the t-foikl and like all other small 1 meter trainer kites it will only fly properly if it's blowing at least 12 mph i'd get a 2-3 meter


I think this comment is right on - had the t-foil out yesterday in light and variable winds (< 10mph) and it did not fly properly. It was very skittish and hard to keep in the air even when the wind did blow, while the 3m Best trainer was doing fine. The t-foil just doesn't feel like a power kite.


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