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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:31 pm 
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SupaEZ wrote:
underwaterbears wrote:
You have a lot of confidance in your kite and big nugs


That's what happens over time when kitesurfing near Nugs Head Cape Hatteras

It's not so much that they are big.....it's that he once told us he has 3 of them......nuts that is

The average between 2 & 4 :wink:


SupaEgo will you PLEASE leave it, we got your message a long time ago!


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Hello guys,
Like I always do, I like to keep you inform on what's going on with the EPIC product. So this is the final prototype of the SURF 12m kite. Will do a final test on this one and hopefully we can go into production with the SURF 12m.
As you can see from the picture, we curved the wing tips a little more.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 pm 
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windsuks wrote:

SupaEgo will you PLEASE leave it, we got your message a long time ago!


Where is your British humor :wink:
Mr.Bean may be able to help you
I liked your kitesurf video with back mount by the way
It was not crappy


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:15 pm 
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SupaEZ wrote:
windsuks wrote:

SupaEgo will you PLEASE leave it, we got your message a long time ago!


Where is your British humor :wink:
Mr.Bean may be able to help you
I liked your kitesurf video with back mount by the way
It was not crappy



Why thank you!
Dimitri, looking forward to seeing how these latest proto's work out and seeing some more photo's from the side etc....looking good though!

Still loving the Renegades so much in the surf so this SURF kite had be be something special!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:08 pm 
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Just got out of the water testing the last SURF 12M prototype kite, and I am very very happy with this one. So in few words I think we are very close for production.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Looking very nice, I like the new less pointy wing tip too! :thumb:

Can't wait to get my grubby mits on them, having said that we have just had a great session today in head high surf and nicely I was nicely powered on the new 4G 6.5m...nice!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Jesus christ, if Bill Hansen saw that leading edge he would get a heart attach :lol:

Good luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:11 pm 
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jannik wrote:
Jesus christ, if Bill Hansen saw that leading edge he would get a heart attach :lol:

Good luck with it.


ooow he is following these threads like an eagle.


Its a really interesting shape this SURF kite i know from testers it has some very interesting characteristics but that was a couple of prototypes ago.


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 Post subject: Re: The Surf kite from Epic Kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:08 pm 
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:?: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Yes these guys are watching like hawks on what EPIC KITES is doing and they are not the only one. It is a small world and I have heard this from different team riders riding other kite brands. But that is what pushes this sport to become what we are today.
So in few words: Competition is always good.
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Any way few people have been asking me why this shape!!!! Well we have a lot of reasons why we are using this shape for the SURF kite. But one of the reason is so the kite can hydro plane when the tip is touching the water while you are surfing the wave with out paying attention to the kite, especially when you have the kite very low to the water, compare to other kites once they touch the water they will stop and roll over. Well not with the SURF kite. This kite will keep on going with out rolling so you can get the time to redirect the kite and pull it out of the water with ease with out having to spend time to relaunch it. The other reason why we use this shape is so you can relaunch the kite out of the water in no time. It is a wave kite, so if it falls in the water you want to make sure the kite gets up in the air before a wave comes and eats it. And I am sure you know what I am talking about.

You will find bellow a sequence of photos taking from a video to show you what I am talking about. People who were watching on the beach were very impressed of the performance of the SURF kite such as:
.The turning speed
.The way the kite was drifting
.The way the kite was relaunching.
.The way the kite's wing tip was touching the water and Hydro Planning for a while until going up in the air again.
.The way the kite was responsive.
.How stable the kite was just seating in the window especially in gusty winds.
.And how fast it was turning on its access.


And all this was when I was using the SURF 12M. Can you imagine the 8M and the 5m!!!!


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