18369Re: Arc and NZ board - board levels
- Sep 1, 2000Somebody mind telling me, other than size, why one board would be
easier for a beginner compared to others (ie: underground boards?)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve McCormack" <sydney@k...> wrote:
> Hi Karl
> Your friends Arc sounds like it is a 2nd gen kite and they
> the characteristics you describe. The 3rd gen kites have had
changes made to
> them to enable more depowering (not as much as a Naish AR5) and
> turning with less tendency to stall.
> The boards are made by Adrian Roper of Sailboards Underground in
> is a very experienced windsurfer/board manufacturer turned
> kitesurfer/kiteboard manufacturer, he has been making the Peter
> for the last couple of years too.
> He can be contacted via this e-mail address
> His boards are excellent quality, virtually bomb proof, and
> technical to ride than some. They are designed for intermediate to
> riders, a lot of design input comes from Kane Hartill.
> Kitepower is an agent for them in Oz, cya and
> Steve McCormack
> 126 Beach St, Coogee, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2034.
> Ph/Fax 02 9315 7894 International +61293157894
> 386 Latrobe Terrace, Geelong, Victoria, Australia 3020
> Ph/Fax 03 5229 5899 International +61352295899
> > I tried out an Arc for someone who wanted to know if he was having
> > only because of inexperience.
> > I was going fine upwind with a Wipika 8.5 and had also tried a
> > The guy had made his own control bar and set up the lines himself.
> > Although I didn't lose too much ground, I did lose some and even
> > slacking off the back lines, the kite never seemed to perform.
> > other people found them (it was a 7.2). How should the lines be
set up -
> > had both front and rear lines going to the outside of the bar and
> > lines fed through pulley wheels so that the could be adjusted
> > central loop a la Naish system. If it is like a Naish, should
> > lines go to the centre of the bar?
> > Basically I don't want to comment on a kite after only a couple
> > it seemed to have the charachteristics of a foil rather than a
sled - by
> > which I mean no ability to depower and usefully change AOA on the
> > was also sluggish and slow to turn (maybe needed a longer bar?).
> > He also had a custom New Zealand made surf board. It was the
> > I've ridden - I'd like to find who makes them: the main graphics
> > Underground and I think he said the builder was Adrian Roper??
> > Can't find anything on the net.
> > Anyone know more about them?
> > It seemed a bit like riding a wakeboard style - loads of edge and
> > responsive to small foot pressure. I couldn't gybe it but then I
> > just about gybe my Bic.
> > Karl
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