Review for BLADE Beast 06 2006 7/10m Times tested:
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Review: Blade 'Beast' demo in Blackpool - Fri Oct 27, 2006
Thanks for the demo
In very gusty conditions the kite seeemed v stable and predictable, which can't be said for many kites gusting up to 45mph!!
Very floaty jumps and power return was good when you asked for it,
the kite handled the wind extremely well although I haven't got any bow experience to compare to it.
My 9 m C shape was jelly fishing and behaving irratically in that wind but the 7m bow seemed very comfortable.
Don't knock it till you've tried it.
Review: Blade 'Beast' demo in Blackpool - Sat Oct 28, 2006
On Thursday I took the 7m bow kite out at our local beach , in some serious wind, earlier I have been out on my 7m C kite a slingy fuel and it was abit uncomfortable, then snapped my harness.
Carl from blade kites kindly lent me a harness and the 7m beast bow kite, which havin just been getting nailed, the beast was so easy to ride in such windspeeds about 35-45 mph, I had it half depowered.
It also jumped really well and stable in the air, for such winds it was good option to add to your standard quiver, I was able to cruize around wave-riding, boosting reasonable jumps and enjoying that winspeed, rather than just hanging on and just surviving.
if you like white foaming seas and big winds and waves the 7m bow is the must.
Review: Blade 'Beast' demo in Blackpool - Sun Nov 05, 2006
Well just had another session on the 7m Beast after being lit to merry hell on my 13 Strike2!
Big air and floaty jumps
The kite was cranking up wind and I was shocked that a 7 would do that in 20-25mph.
Now had 2 very different sessions 45mph the 1st one, so I can only assume this kite has a massive wind range! For a small kite the bottom end is surprising. I'd like to know how low it will go....
It's so small and quick that you can work it to generate the power and it will work as a wave riding machine with surf board- which will also give more scope in low wind. It's so quick you have to keep an eye on it!
Thanks for demo Carl and for keeping an eye on the Roo!
Review: Blade 'Beast' demo in Blackpool - Sun Nov 05, 2006Had 90 minutes on the 7 today also........
One more session nuking and i rekon I'll av a pretty fair objective view of the kite in all wind ranges - I rekon 4 hours in total on a kite is a proper testing - to gain a feel in different disciplines......
Fast responsive and "punchy" power spike - if that makes sence - knock this kite / mock the price at your own peril !
I went away thinking if someone had told me the rrp complete was 300 more than advertised rrp price id be saying - right...another decent kite brand on the market........... good luck at this price its certainly makes it look like a bargain so far imho!
What intrigues me is the price of the kite - so far i wud happily own the 7 metre kite.........
It is understandable established over priced brands will bite back having their staus quo challenged.........well sorry in advance but.......
for the majority of people - married 2.2 kids mortgage we have to think about value for money................I do all the time but I love my kitesurfing so much I wudnt compromise on performance........
I have absolutely no self interest in blade kites other than carl the importer I wud consider a friend having now met him 3 times and who has gone out of his way - twice a wasted journey on my behalf - to allow me to have a trial flight knowing I will give a warts n all review
Some might consider I stuck my neck out 8 months ago and said the best waroo is gonna be the biggest headliner - so I rekon I know a gud kite when i see one and at the price..............I never said it was the best kite.....but I know its as good as the rest
Anything is good if it brings the price of kit down
I've said it for 3 years - fkin rip off the price paid for kites that dont have longevity - hence my enthusiasm for the underdog of l ate who are brave enough to challenge established profit margins
Thanks again carl for giving up your sunday and sacrificing church
Small bits on the bar but they have been put right on the 07 barReview: Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 71-80
Preferred Water: All
Preferred Power: All
Preferred Kite Size: 10.0
Most Used Kite Size: 10.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 131-140
Brand Affiliation: Distributor
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