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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2002 8:01 am 
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Try riding unhooked until you get up speed. This is heaps easier on your arms. Works for me on those marginial days with my X2 just like it did with the ARX..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2002 2:01 am 
ride a cabrinha and after that anything is going to feel light on ya arms


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 1:28 am 
I'm confused! Why would you want to "stall" the kite and move it away from the edge as mentioned above re: Don Montauge? If sheeting in an X2 kills the power, then what's the point?

If the X2 is designed to be flown sheeted out all the time, why have a chicken loop at all? Why not use a fixed line, set up so that the kite is perfectly trimed (sheeted out) all the time. Sine for more kite speed to generate more power and static for less power.

Older tube kites definately have more power sheeted in to a point. Is this not the case with the X2.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 11:48 am 
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I havent flyed the X2, but with Airblasts, slighly oversheeting slow down the kite and seat it more in the powerzone.
Fast kites sometimes gets too forward if you dont have enough board speed.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2002 3:26 am 
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Yeah it's the same with the X2 or any kite I guess for that matter.

With wakeboarding I find it better to have the kite sit back a bit in order to give that good solid pull for that all important edge pressure. Also in things like wave riding it's not all that desireable to have the kite too far forward.

With the X2 due to it's speed it does pull harder when sheeted out a bit but that's only due to it's increased speed. If the kite is parked when planing it will still give more power when sheeted in... I'm not talking about oversheeting here... you oversheet to make the kite sit back further :smile:.

But when jumping with the X2 you want the kite sheeted out a bit so it's in that "sweet spot" where it's has the most lift. Fling it back and enjoy the view :smile:

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