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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby Mr Danger » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:29 pm

JN DaVinci Bat SLE 12m²
They where as fast as it gets, super stable, and I still use them. Still got my 15m² and 8m² as well.
Floating battens and all.
I'll miss them when they go one day

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:44 pm

Mr Danger wrote:JN DaVinci Bat SLE 12m²
They where as fast as it gets, super stable, and I still use them. Still got my 15m² and 8m² as well.
Floating battens and all.
I'll miss them when they go one day


Agree, about the 15m2 Davinci Bat !

Awesome kite in light winds, even many years after its "birth" :thumb:

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby RDM » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:00 pm

EH Rippehrs....

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performance on a par with any of todays SLE freestyle kites!!

Awesome machines.... :thumb:

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby flyingweasel » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:30 am

I find all the old kites I have left are still relevant
and can have a great day out on any of them. I reckon
I improved more than the kites and going back on them they are even better and get more out of them...

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby ORSales » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:31 pm

Thought you might get a kick out of these. The 1st photo is of our 2004 Bronco, Zen and Mako boards and the next 3 are of the very 1st kite our head of design, Ross Harrington made back in 1998. Yes, it flew and yes, he took it on the water. Once.

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby drone » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:42 pm

Riding SS Fuel 06 15m2, better wind range&stability then bow's i owned

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:31 pm

drone wrote:Riding SS Fuel 06 15m2, better wind range&stability then bow's i owned


You must have owned some really crappy bow kites, if the wind range was better with the Fuel :o

Is it newer bow kites (= SLE kites today), or some from 2006 you are comparing to ?

Seems very very odd, unless you got some bad ones....

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Re: Vintage kites that are still relevant

Postby SalmonSlayer » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:52 am

heinzbush wrote:Best Nemesis HP 2008, 2009 and 2011!


I still have every size of the 2008 HP. The 10m is the best kite ever made :D . I have two of the 10m. :P :P


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