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 Post subject: Practical Top End of 9m Waroo ? Real Experiences
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:37 pm 
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I am replacing a kite with very good top end with a 9m Waroo and dont want to lose top end. Considering it is powered in 15 knots, I am concerned about its top end.

Non affiliated users, what top-end have you ridden comfortably in, and what's your weight ?

Thanks !!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:15 pm 
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I recently flew the W9 in Aruba and the lightest day was 21kts.

The heaviest was 26kts and gusting in the mid to hi 30's No complaints and I never felt like I was out of control. There were also crossbows flying (9 and a 12) and seemed to be offering similar performance. I love the bows!

I'm about 190lbs, intermediate level kiter.


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I flew today the Waroo 9m in 30Knots with gusts of 40 and high waves. Full control in all the session. Some other kites tried to enter (including 7m) but none could handel the gusts.
Its an amazing kite. :evil:


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First day on the water with 9m waroo. Just flew it in gusts of 35mph on my big board, 2004 Jaime pro L, without using any of the kites depower strap or further knots on the trailing edge of the kite. Never once felt even the slightest bit overpowered. I'm 140lbs, by the way. Jumps were HUGE and floaty. Unbelievable kite, worth every penny...I'll try and post a review after tomorrow's session with wind forecasted to be 20-25 knots gusts to 30. I was worried about the top end too, but not after today. NO WAY will I need a smaller kite of any kind.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:21 am 
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Well at 140 lb, that seems to answer my question ... :D


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