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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby L0KI » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:00 pm

SupaEZ wrote:Yes in 5 mph LW specific kites will fly in the Florida winter (coastal winds) on a SW-SSW wind.
Well done Curt :thumb:
You could have easily rode an SUP :D
Yup, nothing new with some kites in the last couple of years.
As far as standing up on a SUP on the water, and going upwind....we've seen several videos of who can do that. :wink:
I don't see it in the video above...but there is certainly room to edit in additional footage....good luck.! :thumb:

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:35 am

matth wrote:That's pretty impressive. I am thinking of getting a North Nugget or similar board to go with my new Flite. Do you think that combo would work @ around 9/10 mph, I weigh 185lbs?


I think you could with that nice 17m2
Are you thinking of the 2014 Nugget? I have the 2013 at 165 lbs combo 19 XR3 @ 8/9 mph is fun!
Winter light wind is very different in power than summer light wind..so keep that in mind
So if you are going to maximize your light wind fun year round the 2014 5'5" should make it easier
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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:39 am

Oldnbroken wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:Yes in 5 mph LW specific kites will fly in the Florida winter (coastal winds) on a SW-SSW wind.
Yup, nothing new with some kites in the last couple of years.


You added your 2-4 cents to Supa's quote
I will say that yes nothing new with some kites (like Inf V2 & V3 no real difference there)...but..
... soooooooo many got way ahead of that so called ultimate light wind machine in the past 2 years

You bin out how many days this year :?:
You ride a bigger kite than 14m :?:

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby 14ToeSide » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:18 am

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby L0KI » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:24 am

SupaEZ wrote:You added your 2-4 cents to Supa's quote
I will say that yes nothing new with some kites like the Infinity and others.
You bin out how many days this year?
You ride a bigger kite than 14m?
Yes, larger than 14M.
I think the word you are looking for is been not bin.
But no, the water's colder than what is fun for me since the new year, so zero kite days in 2014, but I don't see it as some sort of contest. :wink:
Should warm up enough in the next three weeks to inspire me to go have some kite fun.
I still won't waste my time when it's super light though.
Several other fun activities take priority when the wind is shite.

Anyway, many of the light wind specific kites can float overhead in very light coastal winds like in the video provided by Curt above.
My point is that what he saw is not "head shaking new" to many who have seen and experienced this in the last few years, in coastal conditions.
The sarcasm about whether or not he could do anything with the kite, like going out on a SUP and going upwind, is just a bit of a joke, we all know who can get it done, and with what kite.. don't we? :lol:
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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby OceanAdventures » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:01 am

Oldnbroken wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:You added your 2-4 cents to Supa's quote
I will say that yes nothing new with some kites like the Infinity and others.
You bin out how many days this year?
You ride a bigger kite than 14m?
Yes, larger than 14M.
I think the word you are looking for is been not bin.
But no, the water's colder than what is fun for me since the new year, so zero kite days in 2014, but I don't see it as some sort of contest. :wink:
Should warm up enough in the next three weeks to inspire me to go have some kite fun.
I still won't waste my time when it's super light though.
Several other fun activities take priority when the wind is shite.

Anyway, many of the light wind specific kites can float overhead in very light coastal winds like in the video provided by Curt above.
My point is that what he saw is not "head shaking new" to many people who have seen and experienced this in the last few years, in coastal conditions.
The sarcasm about whether or not he could do anything with the kite, like going out on a SUP and going upwind, is just a bit of a joke, we all know who can get it done, and with what kite.. don't we? :lol:


Agreed, most kites can do that. My amazement was usually if you sheet in too much kites will backstall, I teach enough lessons in lite winds with death gripping students. This kite just wouldn't backstall, I could have unhooked and flew it like a trainer kite.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby L0KI » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:04 am

OceanAdventures wrote:Agreed, most kites can do that.
My amazement was usually if you sheet in too much kites will backstall.
I teach enough lessons in lite winds with death gripping students.
This kite just wouldn't backstall, I could have unhooked and flew it like a trainer kite.
The most interesting thing being that OR finally made a kite that didn't backstall like crazy.
I really liked their power and lift and construction.
But their typical backstall tendencies is what finally made me move on to Blade/Epic/Wainman kites, which have not had this issue, which is why I was surprised to hear you folks mention stalling issues.
I have had zero with Wainman/Blade/Epic.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby jespin4845 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:29 am

i started out on wainman kites and have had blades/epic...the 12m OR razor does backstall in light winds, 12/13 knots and under, typically i depower it a bit in flukey winds, but man those other kites don't compare to the lift and power of the razors

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby OceanAdventures » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:50 pm

Oldnbroken wrote:
OceanAdventures wrote:Agreed, most kites can do that.
My amazement was usually if you sheet in too much kites will backstall.
I teach enough lessons in lite winds with death gripping students.
This kite just wouldn't backstall, I could have unhooked and flew it like a trainer kite.
The most interesting thing being that OR finally made a kite that didn't backstall like crazy.
I really liked their power and lift and construction.
But their typical backstall tendencies is what finally made me move on to Blade/Epic/Wainman kites, which have not had this issue, which is why I was surprised to hear you folks mention stalling issues.
I have had zero with Wainman/Blade/Epic.


Wainman is definitely that way, one reason I rode them for so long. We will get to try out the blade here soon. The epic flew pretty well but you could see in the video it wanted to stall when we did the loop test, and it was the only one that did that, that was why we sent it back to make sure the kite wasn't defective.

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Re: Average Joe Kite Review - OR Flite 17m

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Oldnbroken wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:You added your 2-4 cents to Supa's quote
I will say that yes nothing new with some kites like the Infinity and others.
You bin out how many days this year?
You ride a bigger kite than 14m?
Yes, larger than 14M.
I think the word you are looking for is been not bin.



I said bin for special effect....instead of : have been
Was talkin cool like "Bille" :wink:

What is your kite bigger than 14.0?......is it a 14.5 Big Mamma ?..or a 17....what brand..what year ?
What is your low end ?
Why don't you like light wind ?
It shows on the thread that you did some editing at 3:05 am....what time was it really in Texas ? :sleeping:


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