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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby 14ToeSide » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:51 am

I'll put my 6'4 23 in wide Sweet Potatoe with my Speed 21 Lotus up against any Foil board in light wind. Riders must weigh at least 240 Pies!!

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby bouclette » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:04 pm

Very interesting, thanks for that!

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby loco4viento » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:25 pm

markymarc wrote:It is proven in various tests that no kite will make you riding below 8 knots....So forget about the 6-7 knot range..


Not sure how the above conclusion was made but I am very interested in an evaluation of kites in sub-8 knots. Some might like to get out in 7 (and sorry if it offends anybody but it is actually possible) while others who go out in 8 or 9 might have a little interest in how their kites might perform if it drops off a little. Sub-8 performance is of great interest to me.

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby 14ToeSide » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Any reports?

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby iblocalsurfer » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:25 pm

OceanAdventures wrote:Kite weights are here.

https://www.facebook.com/xlkitesfwb/pos ... 1935894333


I would almost bet that the Fat Lady G2 would weigh less due to the narrow leading edge and struts. Too bad you could not find a demo for your test because that's the most "fun" big kite I've ever flown and would be interested to see how it compares to the latest models.

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby heinzbush » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:50 pm

iblocalsurfer wrote:
OceanAdventures wrote:Kite weights are here.

https://www.facebook.com/xlkitesfwb/pos ... 1935894333


I would almost bet that the Fat Lady G2 would weigh less due to the narrow leading edge and struts. Too bad you could not find a demo for your test because that's the most "fun" big kite I've ever flown and would be interested to see how it compares to the latest models.


I definitely agree about the fun part... but in terms of lowend, it just doesn't play in the same league as the others...

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:53 pm

OceanAdventures wrote:Kite weights are here.

https://www.facebook.com/xlkitesfwb/pos ... 1935894333


I know the XR3 17 is "not" in the test but i just weighed it at 4.50 kg / 9.90 lbs...
....looks like about the same as the Turbine 17 2014..and the Riot has "5 struts"....must be LW canopy material of Core

XR3 19 5.03 kg / 11.08 lbs ( 5 struts )...
...a 19m2 kite is @12% larger in size than a 17.
So 4.48 kg X 12% = 5.02 kg=11.04 lbs
...so weight seems close to proportional to Turbine and V3 ( that have 3 struts)...so i think Core's canopy is lighter weight

Turbine 17 2014 4.48 kg / 9.87 lbs
INF V3 "secret size and sauce" 4.39 kg / 9.67 lbs
Contra 17 4.23 kg / 9.32 lbs
Rodeo Flite 17 3.95 kg / 8.68 lbs

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Re: Light wind kite testing!

Postby OceanAdventures » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:38 am

14ToeSide wrote:Any reports?


We are flying them as much as possible, but oddly enough we have either had really good win or very light gust wind, which is hard to test in. Wind looks better tomorrow. So we have gotten some upper wind testing done.


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