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nitro 12 05

Postby modica » Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:50 am

just flew the new 05 12m nitro
it was blowin between 16 and 20 with chest high waves in jupiter florida and i was on the water for about 4 hours with it in these conditions

the kite is noticible smoother and lighter on the steering but one of my favorite attributes to this kite is its flater profile and wider wingtips giving the kite less drag to increase its ability to move through the window(THE KITES SPEED) and the larger wingtips increase the turning as well

the recon 2 is pretty much the same great working system with a new (LAUNCH) mode for begginers which i also tried while i was riding and worked even better then i anticipated

overall im happy with the kite and bar the only thing it needed was some hockey tape on the center of the bar where the carbon is exposed
once i added this the kite became FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i had a great session if anyone wants to know more details feel free to ask due to there being to much to write and my fingers being to lazy



what do you mean by hockey tape ?

Postby trozenkite » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:40 pm

what is its windrange ?
didn't you feell overpowered ? how much do u weight ?


Postby Guest » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:18 am

i weigh about 150 lbs and ride a little 115cm by 35

i was overpowered but the kite depowers better then i expected

i alos went on my 12 today it was blowin about 15 and i was a little under in the lulls but perfect in the puffs

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Postby kitesurf73 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:01 am

Why should he be overpowerd on a 12 ?Between 16-20 knts he should be perfect to somewhat underpowerd ........In those winds I should proberly go with my 16 165 lbs......142*37

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Postby jon modica » Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:41 pm

well with the new wakestyle tricks being unhooked alot u learn to ride with less power

i always ride smaller kites then most

u will probably notice if u go to an event the same thing with the other riders

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Postby kitesurf73 » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:18 pm

Not many events where i live wakestyle riding would be a nightmare the wind is to gusty :(

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Postby blacktip » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:49 pm

Can you compare with the previous 12 m Cabrinha kites. 2003 and 2004 model?
I would like to know if it has more power than previous ones.

jon mod 18

Postby jon mod 18 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:28 am

without a question it has more power

it has more torque then the previos years

the 03 kite i cant even compare it to because it is so much better

the 04 kite has just less power and is not as responsive

it also has a lighter touch then the 04

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