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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:07 pm 
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@ leightong

Calibra is right : I was refering to shorter back lines knot setting for the ''more power setup''.

For the front bridle attachment point, I've been riding the factory setup : I'm pretty sure it's the faster setup because as I said previously, this kite is very fast for a 17m.

Thank you Calibra for the indications for the Fat Lady front bridle setup because it's not in the user manual. I've been looking the 2013/2012/2011 and nothing.

I'll drop an e-mail to Blade to let them know that riders read these manuals... or sometime maybe :wink: ... when they have questions on setups. :?: If they can't put everyting in the manual, they should at least add info on their web site.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:48 pm 
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I was refering to the front bridal setting. The front bridal has 2 connection points similar to the trigger - they aren't marked on the kite and there is no fat lady manual to refer to - any ideas? I'm assuming that the second setting (not as it is setup from factory) is similar to the 'advanced wave' setting on the triggers.

I always use the last knot on the rear line pigtails as it tends to oversheet on the 'closer to the kite' knot.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:38 am 
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Could I fly the FL v2 with a L 2012 wainman carrot bar? any thoughts? I'd love to get the blade bar, but can't afford the blade bar right now.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:40 am 
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+1 what Leighton said. I had a 2012 FL and was not impressed with the Low end Static pull in the Ocean. I also have a 14 M Trigger and to me it has better Low end Static pull than the 2012 FL.

The Bar pressure on the FL was Huge.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 am 
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pixelpedro wrote:
Could I fly the FL V2 with a L 2012 Wainman Carrot bar? any thoughts
Hell No!
I think you need to get rid of that Carrot bar right away.
It is no damn good, and because it is no damn good,..
I think that you should sell it to me at a screaming bargain and you will be rid of the cursed thing!! :naughty:
...because I like the Carrot bar and I want one.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Oldnbroken wrote:
pixelpedro wrote:
Could I fly the FL V2 with a L 2012 Wainman Carrot bar? any thoughts
Hell No!
I think you need to get rid of that Carrot bar right away.
It is no damn good, and because it is no damn good,..
I think that you should sell it to me at a screaming bargain and you will be rid of the cursed thing!! :naughty:
...because I like the Carrot bar and I want one.

:lol: I see .... I actually have a spare one for sale on the second hand section http://www.kiteforum.com/second_hand.php?task=showAd&id=11313&Itemid=

Biut seriously, can I use it?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:20 pm 
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she came out pretty strongly in the IKsurf mag test

http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue38/?page=103


Gotta say blade have done very well this year. We are getting some seriously stoked feedback from customers


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:59 am 
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Good review in The Kiteboarder Magazine :
http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2013/04/2013-17m-blade-fat-lady-light-wind-kite-review/

They have been testing most of the 2013 Lightwind kites :
http://www.thekiteboarder.com/tag/2013-gear/

I like these reviews where the riders test many kites with the same program :
- Ozone Zephyr 17m
- Core Riot KR2 19m
- Slingshot Turbine 17m
- Best TS V2 17m
- Gaastra Jet 17m
- Liquid Force NRG 16m

From these reviews the Fat Lady is in the top performers :
- the faster
- seat deep in the window (Grunty Lady!) but good upwind
- great jumps
- light-medium bar presure
- nice bar
- easy relaunch

Can't wait to get my 2013 probably next week. The only down side that I can see : the 2013 is slower than the 2012... but still faster than all the others. I suspect it's because the Unibar is shorter. I'll try the 2013 with the 2012 bar. I will post my findings on this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Blade Fat Lady
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:32 am 
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Hey, how is the bar pressure and also the force needed to intitate the turn of the kite? And I am talking about 2013.


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 Post subject: 2013 Fat Lady back-to-back with BRM Cloud?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:10 am 
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Did anybody yet have the chance to ride the 2013 Fat Lady back-to-back with BRM Cloud?

These 2 shapes seem to be the most interesting light wind concept this year. Would be really interested in an objective comparison.


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