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Re: Airush Varial X deformed in strong wind

Postby yuko » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:22 pm

Same here, 2012 12m deformed in 20+ on multiple occasions. I should have just been out on my 9 at that time and I knew that, so I don't blame Airush much for that. Once the kite is in it's working range, I love this kite though.
I believe for 2013 year model this issue was adressed though, right?

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Re: Airush Varial X deformed in strong wind

Postby Westozzy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:52 pm

A 9m fully depowered in 40 knots...it has nothing at all to do with design. I have had my 2012 VX 6m out in 40 knots and surprise surprise no deformation.

I read this a lot especially when bigger guys think because they are bigger they should be able to hold a certain size beyond its specified maximum wind range. The maximums are there for a reason, doesn't matter how big or small you are. No kite likes to be ridden depowered. If I even think about touching my depower more than a few inches I'm changing down.

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Re: Airush Varial X deformed in strong wind

Postby noel » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:24 am

I have the 2012 Varial X 12m and in 20 knots I have no problems with it as long as it is pumped good. I have felt a little wingtip flair when pushing 25 knots or if not enough pressure. I also have a 2013 Varial X 10m which got better. Still has to be pumped good but boy does this kite boost. I have ridden it gusting to 33 knots and solid 20-25 m jumps. Can't wait to try the 2014 VX 7-8m. It's a 3 strut kite this year.

The new Smart Bar has been awesome as well!

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Re: Airush Varial X deformed in strong wind

Postby Kite2Heaven » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:37 am

Any 9m or in any brand ive ridden has warped n smellyFished in 40knts out of its wind range.
Remember the 1 kite quiver guys wanted more bottom end - thats your trade off, self induced ;)

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Re: Airush Varial X deformed in strong wind

Postby L0KI » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:44 am

noel wrote:I have the 2012 Varial X 12m and in 20 knots I have no problems with it as long as it is pumped good. I have felt a little wingtip flair when pushing 25 knots or if not enough pressure. I also have a 2013 Varial X 10m which got better. Still has to be pumped good but boy does this kite boost. I have ridden it gusting to 33 knots and solid 20-25 m jumps.
That's 75 feet off the water.
If you're pulling solid 75 foot jumps, please film them and post them on Youtube...they will be very popular videos.


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