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 Post subject: Re: Peter Lynn: Swell Predicted
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:43 am 
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Nice video Ced. Looks like you get a lot of seven meter days out there in paradise. It's really blowing but the kite seems to drift very well like the larger 12. A 12, 9 and seven are on their way here. Can not wait to try the smaller ones. We often have very gusty stronger winds when we actually get strong winds, so you need the extra grunt to get you through the lulls prior to the next gust. The larger board helps to maintain energy and momentum in lulls but a kite that has huge range with great grunt is imperative. Was on a six meter a few days this week and was wishing for a swell 7m.


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 Post subject: Re: Peter Lynn: Swell Predicted
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Here is a vid that sums it up nicely…



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 Post subject: Re: Peter Lynn: Swell Predicted
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Hi Ced.
I have a 12, 9 and 7 in my truck now. The wind was backing off a bit by the time I got to the beach at six last night and the gang was coming off of the water on their nines and a few guys were left on tens. I am heavy and really wanted to spend some time on the nine so up it went. Got a fantastic hour and a half session with the extra grunt the nine swell provides with my efficient strapless board. The wind gusted up frequently during the session and it easily handled the gusts fluidly while bottom or top turning on the waves. The nine is a very quick turning kite but stable and very rangy. Have had heaps of days now on the 12m in Kauai and here. One of our students who is off to the UK was doing very well on his with a minimal amount of kite time under his belt. It is a lower aspect ratio kite with grunt that zips upwind. Only have had the 7 up for 15 minutes on a day gusting from 13 to 30. Not a fun day and decided to try it another time and went down the coast to another point break where the nine was perfect as the guys came off the water on sixes and sevens with dying and then slightly returning wind. Best session of the year in perfect head to overhead rights a nine meter swell and a strapless 5'10" fish. Drift is very good with the swell and small changes in depower make a huge difference in performance. Loving the forward most front line attachment on all sizes for turning and power. Got heaps of positive feedback from the gang on the beach that the kite looked like it worked very well in the very light for size to more solid conditions that day. It is a very workable kite. Down loops give you a good bite of grunt to snap into a drop on an approaching wave face when in shlogging conditions.
Using and old Caution bar with a long throw and a simple cleat on twenty meter lines and it works the charm. Others here using old Naish bar with the 12 m Swell and loving the kite even without the addition of it's own nice bar. Tried new bar with a students kite when grabbing said kite off beach to rescue another kiter and it was very nice and simply intuitive in adjusting depower etc. Great kite feedback through bar, especially with forward line attachment. Will post more when testing the 7 one of these days.


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