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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby nicor » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:56 pm

I'll go with the 2013 Lithium too. Really nice kite on most fronts.

I just upgraded to the 2014 before the year was out, but the 2013 was a game changer for me.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby knotwindy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:17 pm

ENGINE harness, the best
7 & 9 Slingy Rallys 2014
Doyle directional 5'7"

all perfect for me

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:49 pm

mikeysfl wrote:underground speed board.


I have been looking at this board for a while now. There are not many real user reviews either. I would only use it in the right conditions/location for speed runs, so it would only get used occasionally.I am looking for a used one.

Do you use a GPS to gauge your speed? How much did the board increase your max speed. Any other comments on your experience with this board?

I have not been out in ideal conditions, but I seem to max out at 35MPH in small chop with a regular twin tip. I dont know if I need to go up to a bigger kite, just need more wind, flatter conditions, a better board or a bigger set of balls. It is probably a combination of all of those factors. I have enough kites, so the only one I can buy is the board.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby mikeysfl » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:17 pm

SalmonSlayer wrote:
mikeysfl wrote:underground speed board.


I have been looking at this board for a while now. There are not many real user reviews either. I would only use it in the right conditions/location for speed runs, so it would only get used occasionally.I am looking for a used one.

Do you use a GPS to gauge your speed? How much did the board increase your max speed. Any other comments on your experience with this board?

I have not been out in ideal conditions, but I seem to max out at 35MPH in small chop with a regular twin tip. I dont know if I need to go up to a bigger kite, just need more wind, flatter conditions, a better board or a bigger set of balls. It is probably a combination of all of those factors. I have enough kites, so the only one I can buy is the board.



the board is insane. Takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of the board, it will take you to speeds which are ridiculous. To the point where I think it would be a good idea to start wearing a helmet.

Like you said, the board is for the right wind conditions. I have a 12m, and the board requires 20-25 knots to get going. I still have not gone full speed on the thing, but every time I use it, I go faster.

No jumping, no tricks, just hauling ass.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby sijandy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:57 pm

peterheirman wrote:Airush Lithium 8 2011 4 struts model (new!) for USD$510,-
That's a bargain for a good low end with some grunt to pull me over the waves for a smooth kite to be used as light wind (15knots) wave kite.

I don't understand why one would need big sizes like 14m,15m, 17m as this kite gets me going in waves and strong current at 15knots


erm... for when it's under 15knots maybe

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby xenosd » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:25 am

I got a 2013 10m vegas, a 2011 12m evo and a 132*41 xenon laluz board! :D
I think I am over with buying stuff for a couple of years. :oops:

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby lordaeron » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:38 am

Spleene X19. Absolutely awesome light wind machine. With Spleene Door is even better ;-)

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby eldadgold » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:48 am

The 2013 Fone Bandit is a dream.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Awn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:54 am

eldadgold wrote:The 2013 Fone Bandit is a dream.


Best ride, Worst Durability

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby eldadgold » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:07 pm

Awn wrote:
eldadgold wrote:The 2013 Fone Bandit is a dream.


Best ride, Worst Durability


Really? I never had any issues with my Bandit. Same goes for all my crew.
Is it possible that Fone had a bad batch?
What durability issues did you in encounter ? Is it only with your kite ?


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