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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Sep 16, 2002 8:11 am

Saw the new Fuel in action last night, wind was 12 - 18 knots and (experienced) rider on a Jarvis couldn't stay much upwind, as was almost everyone else, 2002 Fuels above all. Kite shape looked much like old model, maybe slightly thinner/higher AR. Carbon black panels and orange bladder and struts.
Rider said it was a great kite a lot better than the old model and he just had to get used to it.
If poss, try before you buy.
Anyone else tried the new Fuels?
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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:28 am

German kiters who tried the 17 posted in a forum that they were impressed by the depower efficiency which made it possible to fly the kite up to 6 bft.

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:38 am

Know what the sizes are, I thought same as 2002?

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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:58 am

Sizes 2003:

Fuel: 5 ;7 ;9 ;11 ;13 ;15 ;17 ;19

GTO: 3 ; 5; 7; 9; 11; 13; 15; 17

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:02 am

Thanks

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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:04 am

Seems like improved depower and speed,

performance as good as 2002.

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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:06 pm

I also tried the Fuel 15 2003-serie. That day I was kiting with my F14 2002 and after an hour I could try the new 2003 Fuel 15 of a friend of mine.

The main difference is the steering of the kite. The Fuel 15 steers a lot softer and easier than the Fuel 14 2002. The Fuel 15 is also a lot faster than the Fuel 14, the power is about the same.

My friend also said that the depowering of 2003-serie is a lot better than 2002. The day I tried the new kite I couldn't test the depower-range, but I don't believe I is a lot more.

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Sep 16, 2002 6:26 pm

Yeah, guys out today with the 2003 Fuel who had the 2002 one said definately about same power but much smoother and a lot more depower too, basically all the pros of last years kite but friendlier.
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