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Thoughts on Slingshot Turbo Diesel after 8 sessions

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gomarpyle
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Postby gomarpyle » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:02 am

Is there a link to the German Kite mag?


I am not the best person to make jumping comparisons as I have not personally flown a switchblade... I will have the opportunity by the end of this month though.... as well as the Vegas 06...

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Postby ryansurf1 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:59 pm

I flew the kite. I liked the kite.

Your review was very comprehensive, but i saw no mention of the 'bounce' that the kite produces. It was the first thing i noticed and was a bit unsettling to tell the truth. Standing on the beach, kite overhead, a little slack on the lines and the kite bounced.
and i do mean bounce. While riding i did not notice it much but another friend who rode it said he felt it 'bouncy' while riding. Did you not notice it or did it not bother you?

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Bounce...

Postby gomarpyle » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:55 am

In normal conditions, I only notice the kite flying like it should... In over powered conditions (really sheeted out) I noticed that the kite would move a bit more in the sky... but not bounce.....

I need to try the kite in heavier winds with it pumped up harder... as is at 7psi when I tried it in Ventana, I didn't notice the bounce you are describing, but more of the kite adjusting to the winds...

I have a video I'll try to post ... I'll let you know if I get it up...


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