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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby FLandOBX » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:33 pm

Shutupjoy, if you think the Evo is for beginners, you should watch Tom Hebert on his Evo (search for "Tom's Kitchen" videos). He rides the way you've described.

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby Windigo1 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:48 pm

check out this video https://vimeo.com/193607856

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby Dimitri M » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:22 pm

Hello Mr. shutupjoy
As you can see you are getting a lot of good advice from a lot of kiters which is perfect.

Both the Dice or Evo kite are really nice kites. And if you want to compare these 2 kites with the SCREAMER model from EPICKITES.COM then the difference is that the SCREAMER is faster, has more direct feel of the kite (which means you always know where the kite is with out having to look), and has more hang time. But again the SCREAMER model requires a lot of the riders input in order to perform 100%. On the other hand the RENEGADE model is a little like the DICE & EVO model.

The best thing for you will be do try all these kites and make your own decision. :thumb:

This is the video of the SCREAMER in action:
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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby TheRussian » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:35 pm

For proper old school - you need to go oldschool - Naish Raven 3 is the beast

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:35 pm
For proper old school - you need to go oldschool - Naish Raven 3 is the beast
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:49 pm

Or Naish X2 or North Rhino 2 ;-)

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 pm

......or my favorite, the Slingshot Turbo Diesel.......think of the money you'll save over a new kite.....(I started kiting because the names of the old kites were too hard to resist.....Rhino, Turbo 2.....)

(Note to mr shutupjoy - - please ignore the last few posts. all in good fun. But do try one of Dimitri's new kites, if you get the chance. Good products, IMHO.)

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby shutupjoy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:18 pm

After a talk with a master of oldschool, the ideal kite for that is a bigger kite and stable with airtime, not a fast one.
For my case, the evo is a better kite for me instead of dice.

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 pm

Try to experience with longer lines...that will make the kite turn slower...

I ride my 18 on 32m lines and still crashing bigger airs with rotations due to the kite being too far forward.

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Re: The ideal kite for oldschool style?

Postby TheRussian » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 pm

Toby wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Or Naish X2 or North Rhino 2 ;-)
or Wipika Airblast !


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