The AR5 IMO was a game changer. It truly offered some control other than edging the board. I feel, back in the day, 2 line inflatables and foil kites made you a more skilled kiter. You had to edge and fly the kite more precisely than todays models. If you have never flown a 2 line kite or early model 4 line C like the AR5, use your sliding stopper if you have one and slide it all the way down to the bar. Now you can experience some reasons why you really needed boots and could ride a lunch tray!tautologies wrote:lol, the funny thing about this is that we remember them as good kites, and are not really aware of how much better the kites have gotten.
Sure they were good for their time, but man how much better aren't the kites now???
I can look at the kite smile and think...I am glad I have newer kite. Sure accidents still happen, but it seem to me we had people get pulled into trees and peoples backyards every other day then...hmm..come to think of it..we still kind of do...and they are all on pickleforks and old kites.
The problem these days it that it is almost too easy so people have no idea how to get out of trouble.
Agree.tautologies wrote:For sure it was. I totally agree.bigwave wrote:
The AR5 IMO was a game changer.
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I wish they would build such kites nowadays!braveman wrote:I had a Rhino2 12m. Actual wind range was app. 14-20 knots
turned soooo slow and sat way back in the wind window.
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