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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 23, 2002 5:13 am

Has anyone tried the naish x2 20, north rhino 22.5 or f-one mach 1 18.1? I'm after a kite that will get me planing in 8 knots on a small wakeboard, and ripping in ~ 10-12 (i weigh ~ 86 kgs). Is the x2 20 or f-one mach 1 faster than the north 22.5 and does it have comparable power to the north? I've heard that the 22.5 rhino is one of the best big kites on the market, but people tell me that the mach 1 18.1 gets going in 6 knots. I find this hard to believe seeing that i fly a 12.2 airush lift (15.1 f-one equivalent) and i need 15 knots to get going well with this, holding it up to ~ 30 knots.

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Postby Helloween » Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:29 am

hy please note the X2 is at the moment not availibel in sice 20. it is planed by 16.
we tate the kite the last weekend 8 / 10 / 12 is a very good looking
http://www.ant.ch/Kite/Naish/Comosee2002.htm

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Postby Toby » Tue Apr 23, 2002 8:43 pm

the Mach1 18.1 has the power of an ARX 15.5.
or Rhino 16. So if you want it bigger the Rhino 22.5 is not bad. Don't know about the X2 20.0, but I guess better than Rhino 22.5.

But no real big difference between 16 and 20 sqm.

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Postby PMad » Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:08 am

Personally start surfing out in 6+ "mph" with the mach 18.1 (70kg / TT-174cm).

Can't use this kite higher than 20 mph.

no idea for the two other kites you refer.
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Postby Guest » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:59 pm

mach 1 18 starts definatly earlier than the ARX 15.5!

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Postby cglazier » Thu May 02, 2002 10:56 pm

My 15.1 F-One Mach 1 starts at about the same wind as my old Naish AR5 15.5 so I presume that the 18 Mach 1 will start in considerably lighter winds.

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Postby Guest » Wed May 08, 2002 10:51 am

It´s actually funny how the power of the wind dies when you go down enough in wind speeds. I mean that 4-5 kts wind and a 19.5 ArX will not give you any power while 6-7 kts gives allready some and 10 kts really delivers. To get the low wind limit even lower, I think that you have to go up to 30m2 kites or something. I have hard time believing that there will be any kites or whatever that will really deliver power in 5-6 kts winds. At least it is quite impossible to restart in under 6 kts.

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Postby BlueSky » Mon May 13, 2002 2:56 pm

Mach1 15.1 starts when a Rhino 16 starts.
airblast 11.8 (16m2) needs more wind.

Mach1 18.1 will definitely start much earlier than a Rhino 16 or ARX 15.5!

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Postby PMad » Sat May 18, 2002 2:00 am

As I wrote earlier, 6+ MPH was enough to get me going with a Mach1 18m, while on that specific day, a 15m Black Tips & a 15m Mach1 were still on shore waiting for stronger winds.

But I certainly agree that in such low winds you will not engage high jumps (small ones hardly), and definitely not restart the kite from water.

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Postby Toby » Sat May 18, 2002 11:48 am

maybe you are right, but I had the feeling that the 15.1 had less power than the ARX 15.5. But looks like I'm wrong. I have to try the 18.1 one day to know myself. But it should be faster than the 15.5 ARX.
maybe that is the advantage towards the Rhino 22.5, which isn't as fast as the Mach1.
And the size difference isn't that much difference in starting earlier. Than it is better to have a faster kite.

I just experienced it with my ARX 15.5. I had good power with it, but since it is so slow I decided to use my X2 12.0 and I had a great time, which my 15.5 couldn't give me.

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