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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:54 pm 
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true, the Raven is an excellent jumper...keep it !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:38 am 
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2002 Wipika Airblast 11,8 and 8,4 nuff said :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:51 pm 
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'You need to decide: old school, or kitelooping and unhooking. Cannot really do it all with one kite in the same conditions.'

- Try the CORE XR2: high aspect kite (pop and hangtime) that turns!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:15 pm 
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that also depends on the size...forget kiteloops with my 14-16-18 sqm kites! But therefore I pull all those boardoff tricks.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:25 pm 
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Dudes,

Im 78Kg and have a 2010 SB, 12 & 9 mts... Im in doubt about the size for old schoo... Are they ok? UI kite with them a lot, but always saw them as too fast for old school moves...


And also, any micro hook project to assemble in this kites? im tring to create one, did started, but gave up...

tnx guys


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:45 pm 
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konetoniolo wrote:
Dudes,

Im 78Kg and have a 2010 SB, 12 & 9 mts... Im in doubt about the size for old schoo... Are they ok? UI kite with them a lot, but always saw them as too fast for old school moves...


And also, any micro hook project to assemble in this kites? im tring to create one, did started, but gave up...

tnx guys


80k 14m 16m
128 board

16m works wonders at 16-20kns


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:58 pm 
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the slower the better...
rather take a bigger kite in lighter winds...you may miss 1-2m in height, but you want hangtime and a stable kite.
A microloop is key...a stopper works as well...but not as good. Many tricks I couldn't pull with a stopper...


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Im working on the Microhook

Cabrinha stopper sucks

Ill look after a bigger kite just for the fun :)

Ill look for a north with the MH

Tnx for the tips

But isn't too dangerous to kite with big kites in strong wind conditions... I mean, when its past 20 knots im already whit my 9m... any advices?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:20 am 
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dangerous is relative...

You are more likely to get injured with a smaller kite on the water.
At launch and landing you have to be more careful with the power of a kite with a bigger kite, but it is slower and better to control...so move it slow, keep distance to hard objects and a hand on the release, and it will be fine.
But the more time in the air will help you progress.

And after a while you will be able to hold more and more power of the kite...by edging hard, going slow and flying the kite above the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Old school Kites?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:59 am 
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Tnx Toby

Its realy funny how the internet goes... I would never expect to be getting advices by you! I mean, u are THE men in Old School!

Another question, and I belive its the last: i've looked yeasterday for some big kites, and couldent find a used Dino around here, neither any of the one i looked. The one I found where either very expensive or news (and those are expensivier!) Are there any old kites that you yould recomend? Like X3, or any other?

Tnx


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