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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Good topic - been interested in those new big fuses(same size as you puetz).

14m fuse is biggest size kite I own now - feels like that is magic max crossover size where kites have lighter wind power and still can be whipped around. Debating since I can ride the 14m fuse w a light wind board in low teens n if going to the 16/18m would really be worth it.

Have owned old kites every big size up to old elbow destroying naish v4 25m. Last year bought an ozone zephyr n sold it within a week as I hated it- no grunt for a couple of power strokes until got some apparent wind and was easy to buckle the leading edge even on just a fast transition. Slingshot turbine too previous model didn't like it either w downwind truck pull n mushy bar. I have zero interest in a race style of big kite.


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:36 am 
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clydesdale wrote:
Good topic - been interested in those new big fuses(same size as you puetz).

14m fuse is biggest size kite I own now - feels like that is magic max crossover size where kites have lighter wind power and still can be whipped around. Debating since I can ride the 14m fuse w a light wind board in low teens n if going to the 16/18m would really be worth it.

Have owned old kites every big size up to old elbow destroying naish v4 25m. Last year bought an ozone zephyr n sold it within a week as I hated it- no grunt for a couple of power strokes until got some apparent wind and was easy to buckle the leading edge even on just a fast transition. Slingshot turbine too previous model didn't like it either w downwind truck pull n mushy bar. I have zero interest in a race style of big kite.

Hey clyde, just out of interest what exactly don't you like in race kites?


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:16 am 
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but you don't normally jump in a race do you?


I did when I was doing the first PKRA Course Race Tour in 2007 ;-)
Got bored going around buyos and passing thousands of spectators and me not jumping?
No way! I jumped, and always scored the most in the style sheets ;-) Too bad there was no Dyno 2011 in 2007...

Robbie: no, didn't try more! Waiting for the worlcup in Germany (July 12-21) with world biggest demo event! I want to try several big kites.
The new Dynos for sure are more race orientated. But want to test a stock Fuse 18 and see how they work, perfectly trimmed from the North guys.

Here a list of brands that will be there: http://kitelife.de/2013/06/06/herstelle ... world-cup/

Unfortunately no Ozone, but maybe someone has it for me to test.


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:40 am 
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Toby wrote:
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but you don't normally jump in a race do you?


I did when I was doing the first PKRA Course Race Tour in 2007 ;-)
Got bored going around buyos and passing thousands of spectators and me not jumping?
No way! I jumped, and always scored the most in the style sheets ;-) Too bad there was no Dyno 2011 in 2007...

Robbie: no, didn't try more! Waiting for the worlcup in Germany (July 12-21) with world biggest demo event! I want to try several big kites.
The new Dynos for sure are more race orientated. But want to test a stock Fuse 18 and see how they work, perfectly trimmed from the North guys.

Here a list of brands that will be there: http://kitelife.de/2013/06/06/herstelle ... world-cup/

Unfortunately no Ozone, but maybe someone has it for me to test.


... that'll be great to hear what you think of the stock Fuse, I look forward to it! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:13 pm 
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Did anyone test the Naish Draft 17?


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Toby wrote:
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but you don't normally jump in a race do you?


I did when I was doing the first PKRA Course Race Tour in 2007 ;-)
Got bored going around buyos and passing thousands of spectators and me not jumping?
No way! I jumped, and always scored the most in the style sheets ;-) Too bad there was no Dyno 2011 in 2007...

Robbie: no, didn't try more! Waiting for the worlcup in Germany (July 12-21) with world biggest demo event! I want to try several big kites.
The new Dynos for sure are more race orientated. But want to test a stock Fuse 18 and see how they work, perfectly trimmed from the North guys.

Here a list of brands that will be there: http://kitelife.de/2013/06/06/herstelle ... world-cup/

Unfortunately no Ozone, but maybe someone has it for me to test.


Have you tried the 16 Fuse yet? How do race kites perform in air? :o


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:27 pm 
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back then we had no race kites, just bows. Me on Vegas 2006...

Luckily the first Dyno, which was made for racing, is a great jumper!

Didn't try the 16 yet, but hopefully in 2 weeks. Interested if it really performs that well according to Billie.


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:56 am 
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Toby wrote:
back then we had no race kites, just bows. Me on Vegas 2006...

Luckily the first Dyno, which was made for racing, is a great jumper!

Didn't try the 16 yet, but hopefully in 2 weeks. Interested if it really performs that well according to Billie.


... haha,,,, the 16m 2006 Vegas wa another favorite kite of mine ,,,, I see a theme going on here,,, if Toby likes it,,,, I'm gunna like it. :thumb: nice one!

Hey Toby, have you tried a Core 19m or Ozone Edge?

cheers,

Robbie :D


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:10 am 
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Nope, hopefully in July.


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 Post subject: Re: North 2013 light wind freeride+big airs kite: Fuse or Dy
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:20 am 
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I'm really sorry to say this, but we are going totally off topic here :o Its about Fuse vs Dyno!!! :roll:

... and by the answers we are getting, it's pretty obvious that are not very popular choices of big kites...


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