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 Post subject: SoF-X Kite 06 Tornado pix and review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:38 am 
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Some pix for you.
Full review coming soon.
For now.
Excellent fast turning, easy set up.
Strong construction. Super light.
One pump system/ inflate deflate faster and harder then SS.
Quick turning, no harsch pull.
Easy on arms and elbows.
HUGE lift even though it's the wake style kite.
awesome for kiteloops.

I'll write a better review shortly.
Hopefully I'll get some action shots soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:13 pm 
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The kite looks nice. Did you get to try the UFO?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:57 pm 
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No, not yet, but hopefully soon.
This kite, the Tornado works surprisingly well in a lot of conditions and depowers real well. Waveriding, jumping and fast tricks.

Can't wait to try all of the Sof-X line.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:07 pm 
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Nice kite, difficult to decide wether to buy the Tornado or the UFO


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:03 am 
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I'll get the UFO soon, then I'll let you know what I think.
Seems to be a real good working Bow kite.


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 Post subject: review
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:43 am 
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Sof x Tornado 12m
A Longer review for you:


My weight 80+ pounds
hight 6ft

Board so far: 128 Underground (06)

I fly my 12m in winds from 10-35mph ( to this day)
Usually very steady winds here on Oahu.
Last day 9-13 max
Very light wind and I was the only guy out.
The kite flew very nice and has a huge low end range.
I don't like light winds and it would be better to be out on a 16 or so. But I also don't like big kites so much.
Anyway, it worked and I made it back upwind.

I like to over-sheet my kites and ride fully extended on my arms with max power, only de power with the de power strap. The strap on the SofX bar is super long, so a lot of play there.
To de power, I over-sheet the kite in order to make it stall. Works well.

In strong winds like last week, the kite worked so darn smooth, I was real pleasantly surprised how stable it is. No wobble, flutter or wired bar pressure.
It was gusty ad I had no problem with getting yanked, well there was no yanking.

In waves (that day about 6ft Hawaiian, 10ft face) I trimmed the kite for more de power, and the kite just stayed in the wind, with no pull. I was able to just surf. It was a bit windy to fully surf in comfort but it was real nice. With some C shape kites you seem to constantly catch up to the kite which makes it fall out of the sky. The tornado does not seem to do that and just keeps up with the wind. I need a bit more practice with it in the waves, but so far it worked very well.

Setup on the kite with 5th line is super easy and and idiot proof.
Lot's of safety features, 5th is easy to remove if you prefer 4line flying.
Carbon bar is nice, simple and light.
Very long de power strap and easy to use and reach. Nice big chicken loop and removable chicken dick.
The lines are color coded and come with 5m extensions ( if you like to ride with 30m in light wind)

Kite is a full one pump and it is a breze to pump up due to the small leading edge and struts.
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well, hope this helps
Aloha
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:00 am 
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Any idea when your getting the UFO? Ready to pull the trigger and order one but am holding off for a review. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:45 am 
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In about a week it should land on Oahu! :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:32 pm 
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Do u weight 80 pound? Only 36KG? Are you 12 year old or somthin'?
My weight is 165 pound so i can surf with this kite in 45 MPH?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:32 pm 
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eeee 180 !!
Sorry...
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