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 Post subject: new EH Beast medium aspect SLE/bow...some comments and pics
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:58 pm 
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tried a new EH Beast 10m today....found it to be a gentle beast...


very smooth and easy to fly, light bar pressure but you still know where the kite is....very stable....large windrange......gets going early without sining and yet handles big gusts with ease.....

popped a few jumps....seems to hang you there well....softest landings...

very gentle flyer compared to the more high aspect Ripper....

feels somewhat like my mate's slingshot link in the air.....


a few pics for you....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:05 pm 
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a few more....


that's the new rebel 14m in the same pic.....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:44 pm 
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wait just a minute there...
there is already a kite called beast !!!

check this out:



http://www.bladekites.com/kites.php


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:18 pm 
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do my eyes deceive me or this more of a straight versus concave trailing edge kite?

pulley on the rear vee and non on the front?

i like the crosswise seams on the struts, makes sense with the curvature like on the sonic

David


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:19 am 
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looks freaking HUGE !
and the KPO....???

The kite will wobble like hell, but I could be wrong of course :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:18 am 
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long lense on camera...kite is normal medium aspect bow 10m size....


i can assure you that the kite has no wobble....very stable flyer...and smooth

pulley on back lines....none on front.....like the freestyle bridle on the Ripper...


and from what i've read, the new Waroo Pro has a similar thing on its rear bridles also....


most other bows hough seem to have pulley on front bridle and none on the rear...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:05 am 
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Looks like last years SLE kites to me. The rear pulley is something they ripped off best to stop their kites flapping, Just wondering if it turns fast enough?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:26 am 
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howard really.... 5 posts....and you are an expert on rip-offs and bow designs......

gets your facts right...

for the sake of comparison that you made here...

the freestyle bridle on the EH Rippers came out which had a sliding ring on the rear bridle and then a month or so later, Best started talking about modifying the waroo fixed rear line attachment to include a pulley that does the same thing and THEN later again the waroo pro amazingly had this also...


....other people may know of other kite companies that have used the same type of idea.....good ideas are adopted by all when they work....


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 Post subject: Re: new EH Beast medium aspect SLE/bow...some comments and p
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:39 pm 
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Does anybody flew the BEAST 12 ??? any opinions please ??? :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:43 pm 
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flew the Beast 8 and Ripper 10 today

I found the beast a bit too light on the barpressure for me (I put my waroos at medium barpressure as I like training my muscles a little bit and I like having the feel especially for timing my jumps!)
but this can probably be set? anyways probably something I could get used too

as u see in the picture, this kite has a pretty odd shape (especially when u look at it from the control bar, as a bystander it's not so special).

I have to say it turns at least aswell as my Waroo 9 (wich is pretty known for turning well I think, if not a bit faster I never really yanked the bar to get it around ona wave so its probably faster!), the depower and power is a lot smoother (no getting the bar yanked out of your hands when a gusts hits, u don't really feel power or depower if u sheet in the bar or not. It's very strange this kite just pulls u upwind without feeling the need to edge or adjust your speed!)

u may think its a bit too softy, till u try to jump it... this kite probably has the best pop out of all bows. Even if u send it up to jump u don't feel the pull of the kite till u pop and then u go way high (without having to think about sheeting the bar in or out, u don't really get dropped like the other bows when u sheet out a bit...)

Also the glide on this kite is amazing, while the lift up may not be as high as the Ripper, the glide down surely is longer. Soft descents guaranteed!

The ripper compared to the beast is a bit more technical to fly and more wavestyle oriented, compared to the beast that is more freestyle with good qualities for wakestyle! (but definitely fast and stable enough for waveriding also!).
I found it also relies on apparent wind a lot, as there is little grunt, u really need to let her build speed up. But it could be because of the very forward pull of the kite that u don't feel the power as u don't need to edge against it. However it is more noticeable than on the Beast

Good points:
-stable
-light bar pressure
-turns fast
-very good pop (the best I've experienced as a bow-flyer)
-flies well unhooked


Weak points:
-no 1- or 2-pump
-very light feel on the bar (in turns aswell in terms of feeling the power when u sheet in, this kite definitely needs apparant wind
-power through turns(; I'm not into kiteloops yet but the other guy that tried em found that there wasnt enough power in kiteloops. he wasn't used to riding bows however)


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