The Wipika 16m was developed late 2000. It more of a one off, than
any type of kite. It is as stated AR 5.7. Philip do you take kites
out of the bag, from your shop, and look at them, or even fly them
before giving advice. It's size is similar to an ARX 15.5. I know
this because I have one and have laid it on top of my mates ARX 15.5.
It is nothing like the size of a 16.4 air blast. Some people find
this hard to believe that a WIpika 16m is about 16m flat area (Naish
sizing). If you do not believe me (even though I own one) why not
THe guys from kitesurf tech did a report comparing 15.5 Naish AR5
wiht the 16m Wipika.
If you want a cheap 15 or 16m kite this is the one to go for. They
fly well, nice and stable loads of power and because they are 'old'
and forgatten you should be able to pick them up nicce and cheap.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Philip Mann" <phil@k...> wrote:
> The wipika FreeAir 16 was the predicesor to the Air Blast, it just
> came out as a free air with an AR or 5.7. From what I understand it
> has more low end grunt power than the 16.4 Air Blast, where the air
> blast is a faster flying kite/
> I have a few here in the shop.
> --- In kitesurf@y..., "Dwight & Jacky" <fishersfort@a...> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, Frank.Rosin@g... wrote:
> > > The Wipika 16m ist a VARC isn't it!? The Free Air has got an AR
> > 3.5
> > > I think, but the 16m Wipika AR is 5.7!!!
> > Yes, the AR is 5.7, but they still call it the Free Air. I have
> > and it says Free Air on the kite.