47084Re:fr kinsley regarding: Q for Steve and Kinsley
- Feb 5, 2002Frank,
All kites on the market right now are all good! Most of the kite
companies have improved their lines of kites for the 2002 both in
quality and performance. I really like the quality of construction
on the F-One and Airush Kites. Other kite companies claimed to have
the best or whatsoever, you as the customer will have to inspect and
test out the kites yourself.
My advice is to try out all the kites before you make your purchasing
decision. If you are looking for performance, then make sure you
test all sizes of the same manufacturers. Also, look at the complete
accessories that come with the kite: Control bar, pump, accessories,
Personally, I fly the F-One MACH1 kites right now because in
California I can very much just use one kite MACH1 15.1 90% of the
time because of its big wind range. And when the wind pick up more
than 25kts, I fly the MACH1 12.1 and the MACH1 12.1 is 100% IDENTICAL
in feeling, responsiveness, etc. as the MACH1 15.1. This is very
important for me as I want to do the same tricks with 100% confident
in higher wind. I am no longer scare of using the smaller kites in
stronger wind because of the kite moves too fast or spending extra
times to get adjusted to the different feeling/responsiveness of the
two different sizes of the same brand. For example, last year I had
to adjust my riding style every time I switched kites from the Wipika
Airblast 11.8 down to Airblast 8.4 or from 8.4 down to 6.3.
There is a big descrepancy in feeling/responsiveness/etc. within the
Now, I just fly the MACH1 kites and both the MACH1 15.1 and 12.1
provide the identical feeling/responsiveness.
Last weekend, I tested the F-One MACH1 18.1. The MACH1 18.1 is faster
than the NORTH 22M. However, there is much different in speed between
the MACH1 18.1 and 15.1. I tested MACH1 18.1 both in 27M and 20M
line. I preferred the MACH1 18.1 with 20M and 3M leader line.
I have tested the Airush Lift 9.4. I will be testing the Airush
Lift 12M soon. Hope the information is helpful to you.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "frankvedres" <fvedres@a...> wrote:
> --- I have 2
> > quivers of kites to choose from at the moment (North and F-One).
> The Naish
> > Aero is another kite I/
> Hey Steve - sorry if you have already amswered my Q in a past post
> but I was wondering which kite you prefer more between the f1 and
> north ( 2 of 5 kites I am considering buying new quivers with --
> is if someone would buy my arx's already)and why.
> North is easier for me to purchase locally. Other kires I'm
> considering are the Airush lift, and Slingshot fuel and liquid
> Hey Kinsley- after you have had some time to test the 2, same Q for
> you between your F1'a and Airush
> Thanks to both of you for the continious good information
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