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North EVO 2009....

Postby flipper231 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:42 pm

Yep this is the time of the year....

Any insight on what is brewing with the Evo for 2009? I bought a 15 m to finish off the season, if I like it I would like to complete my quiver with a 12 and 8 or7 (not ure the sizes available). Will it be one pump? If so I will wait, if not I will go for the Rebels when they come out in September.

Thanks for any info.

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby ADEN » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:22 am

The 08 EVO's only recently came out, they were a mid winter release or something. So the 09's wont be released till June'ish next year, I think!
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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby richardamo1 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:30 am

same here guys,just ordered 15 and 10mtr evos, have heard nothing about the 09s though, am really interested in any info someone may have on them, over here in new zealand ive heard february as a release date but who knows, come on guys someone out there should have the low down on th 09s ,give us a clue :D

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby baller » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:13 pm

Please guys - tell me about the 15M. Is it slow for a 15? Piggish and heavy?

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby flipper231 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:44 pm

Hey dude... I did not have the chance to fly the kite yet, there was no wind when I got it on Tuesday, I will next Monday for sure. When inflated at 7 psi, the kite is verry rigid and feels light in the hands when you manipulate it... It also looks pretty compact, for a 15m, my rebel 14, 2008, was spreading much wider... sorry for the lame comments, I will tell you more once I fly the thing...

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby flipper231 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:27 am

Ah I trust they must be aware that there are no more EVOs in North America, none wathsoever in Canada anyways and that F-One is coming out with the Bandidos in the next few days. If the Bandidos is one Pump (Idon't think it is), many people who want a Delta kite might go the f-one way...

I think they will let the Rebel come out to make its big bang and shortly after, the Evo should come out so they do not cannibalise the Rebel too much but don't let F-one take all the delta shape pie for themselves...

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby flipper231 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:31 am

@ BAller

He dude, Ok I gave the kite its first flight in 7 to 17-20 mph... Please keep in mind that I am an extreme beginner...

Th 15 turns fast and pulls like a truck. I did manage to Edinberg the thing twice with no consequences. I am 86 kg, I guess I would complete my quiver with a 12 or 10 and a 7 or 8. When you leash the kite, it stays on the tip at the edge of the wind window. If you bring the nose in, the kite will flip with the LE facing you and it is not pulling at all. i would bring it in, pulling on both front lines, may be one was enough I dunno. Relaunching once you leashed the the kite is a breeze. Even in 7 mph, the thing gets airborne (I was in 4-line mode), never had to lauch it in the window, always flew it at the edge of the Wind window. I guess it Edinberged because I was not quick enough to regain tension in the back lines when the gust would drop.

So far so good, the kite pulls quite a bit with the LE down so the best way to relaunch seems to be grabbing that top back line and give it a SMALL pull, the kite will immediately turn on the tip and ''swim'' to the edge of the wind window where you just pull it up. To get the 15 tu turn, quickly, back line tension is necessary (no need to pull like a bull, just don't let the bar run to the top). The Rebel depowers more, I would be tempted to stick to the 12 as my main kite for the 12+ winds. All that pulls seems very easy to manage once on the board. The kite is so darn stable, the canopy does not wobble much in the gusts. Can't wait to see what it will become in 2009 but I still fear that the safter could be a challenge if stuck with a kite caught in a death spin. Anyways, the safety is the one thing that I will need to get used to the most and play with the most. At some point I tought I would use the kite with my 5th element... A teacher around here told me not to do that and to get comfy with it...

Oh to answer your question, it is not heavy...lol
cheers

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby Wawando » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:56 pm

Some EVO09 pics. More info at http://www.kiteexperience.com/index.php
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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby Massimo » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:25 pm

Incredible is not a one pump kite!!!

whyyyyyyyyy???????????????????????

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Re: North EVO 2009....

Postby richardamo1 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:29 pm

i agree , no 1 pump, this would have been my perfect kite with it, anyway who can translate portuguese, i would be keen to read what they are on about at k3, nice colours though.


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