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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Hello Everyone,

Wanted to give y'all an update real quick. We have finished testing and shooting video for the Cloud C2 17m. Its been very busy here with spring break starting and my little one having pneumonia so i haven't gotten to sit down and finish the review, but its coming soon.

I will have a short written review for the Blade Fat Lady V2, as its an older kite and a new one coming in May I didn't see a big reason to go all out.

I have actually been sending the kites we were testing to The Kiteboarder Magazine, looks like they are doing a big lightwind test that will include the kites we tested and more. Did we strike up some attention for the lightwind riders of the world... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:16 pm 
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SupaEZ wrote:
soul19 wrote:
Hey Seb,

Have you tried the 19m XR3? I am curious to what difference it would make on the lowend compared to the 17XR3? SupaEz you can chime in here as well if you know my friend :thumb:

James


Funny you ask about the 17 because yesterday with my wife we rigged 2 kites...
...a 12 Rebel for her to see if she would be powered up and as a safeguard her XR3 17

She was powered up just fine in the waves on her Whip 2013 5'4"

So i rode the 17 that was rigged up and really like it...the wind was not light at around 11-13kn

From riding the 19 so much i can tell you that the 17 turns quite faster in my opinion

The 19 turns fast to begin with...so i felt like the 17 was pretty close in fact the the 12 Rebel

My transition kiteloop tricks on my Whip 5'5" 2011 were really fun

I have ridden the 17 in light winds a few times and at 8-9kn you can track upwind

On the 19 it is 7-8kn

Now the 19 top end is 18kn.....and the 17 is 20kn.........quite easy with the XR3 for me

I have handled 21kn gusts with the 19 and have handled 24 kn gusts on the 17

We never ride with 3m. extensions..." lines" are 24m

When adding the bar leaders and the wingtip leaders length ....you get a total of 26.3 meters

:cheers: :surf: :sun:



Spot on review right there.I second all of it... I have a 17m XR3. Great LW kite and fast turning speed compared to its size. I bottom out at 9-10 kts (sustained) on a 154 cm LW TT board. Max out around 15kts. Anything over 15kts and I hop on my 11m Cab SB. Or if I am lazy to swap out, I will hop on my 135 CarbonKick with the 17X3 in 15-20. No more than 20kts though. Super nice kite and bar. I tried the extensions... blah. Slowed the turning speed down and didn't really lower my range. Anything under 9kts sustained and she stalled a bit. Esp in the lulls. Core claims 7 kts as the low end, but when I reached out to them, they did their testing in 7kts with pros, on a 165cm LW board, and 7 m line extensions. Winds that low Im goin golfin or mountain biking. I live up in altitude near lakes so we get 11am-4pm Thermal breezes in summer. Start out at 10kts, get up to 20kts, then die down gradually around 4pm. Winter, I go to Puerto Rico. One of my favority places to KB with no one else around! Oh... Im 170 lbs with wetsuit and geared up. Range of boards are all TT (Still learning directional) but I have the TT following boards and ranges with my XR3 LW:

135 LiteWave Carbonkick: 15kts +
146 Progressive Phish: 12-14 Kts
154 CrazyFlyCruiser LW 9-11 Kts


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:31 pm 
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Did you send them a Flite to review? The last Flite 2012/13 did not make it to the light wind mag test.


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 pm 
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matth wrote:
Did you send them a Flite to review? The last Flite 2012/13 did not make it to the light wind mag test.


Ocean Rodeo didn't have any, and I can't afford to send them one of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:28 am 
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Am i the only the only one who has the feeling that Joe's are retarded or not ? :!: :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:59 pm 
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nikalaitzian wrote:
Am i the only the only one who has the feeling that Joe's are retarded or not ? :!: :?:


Retarded is no longer politically correct. Mentally challenged would be less offensive.
And no I do not feel that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:34 pm 
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And when have we been politically correct on here


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Sorry guys but all the readings and well trusted sources are saying that these guys are waaaay tooo average to judge any kite.And light wind kites demand much experience to judge and to use.i had enough with this Sh!t reviews.

a guy who doesnt know hot to trim a kite simply cant judge it


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:45 pm 
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nikalaitzian wrote:
Am I the only one who has the feeling that Joes are retarded? :!: :?:


FTFY

Its not a scientific test carried out by expert testers. It may be more honest than a scientific test carried out by expert testers. I'll take it until we get something better.


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 Post subject: Re: Average Joe Kite Review- Light wind kites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:50 pm 
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nikalaitzian wrote:
Am i the only the only one who has the feeling that Joe's are retarded or not ? :!: :?:


Not sure what to say to that one...


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