haha Fair enough @westozzy... The same local shop here sells a lot of Ozone stuff and the sales guy did give me a good pitch on the Zeph. In fact he was pushing that one the most. They have rentals and ones they use for lessons that I could try so perhaps I will also give that one a try to get a good feel for all 3. You are right. But the funny thing was I asked him what he rides mostly and he kind of hesitated and said "I ride the Core 17". We both chuckled... but Im reading lots of great things on the Zeph and it is a bit less pricier. I'll give it a go this weekend and report back. Saturday looks like a good wind forcast of 10-15 so good conditions to give the Zeph a whirl. But... the core XR3LW is a SOLID toy.Westozzy wrote:+ 1 for the zephyr. That's if you ever want to unhook.
...oh hang on this is a core thread right. (And yes I've ridden the latest X3, nice enough kite).
Hi Tom, I am just curious why you say that.TomW wrote:
I'm a bit surprised you want a 17m kite. 17 on snow ??
I think your mostly right about that Tom. I suppose it depends on where you live and what kind of power you need. I've also heard that flying at high altitudes you need a bigger kite than at sea level...thats what some of the lads in Wyoming have said. I'm hoping to find out if thats true myself soon...hehe!TomW wrote: Robert, not an expert on snowkiting, but there's so little friction that apparent wind speed builds up and a 14 or 15 would be plenty even in 8 knots. And wind is so quickly changing in mountains.
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