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[ksurf] Re: COM F-One or Concept'Air?

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  • GHS
    Hi Raphael, What s the price for one of these starter kites with everything incleded? I live near Toronto, in Canada...is there a distributor here? Thanks,
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 1, 1999
      Hi Raphael,
      What's the price for one of these starter kites with everything incleded?
      I live near Toronto, in Canada...is there a distributor here?
      Thanks,
      Daniel


      -----Original Message-----
      From: F.ONE <F.ONE@...>
      To: kitesurf@egroups.com <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      Date: Monday, February 01, 1999 5:43 AM
      Subject: [ksurf] Re: COM F-One or Concept'Air?


      >
      >Hi ,
      >I'm Raphaël Salles from F.ONE , thank you for your interest into our kite
      .
      >
      >What I can recommend you is to sell your 8.5 m² to use a new kite in 6.5 m²
      >and keep the 5 m² to use in waves and stronger wind . This could be the
      >first step ; second step is to use only the^parapent design .
      >
      >Regarding our kite : the F.ONE
      >According to all the first customers , relaunching is between 50 % to 70% ,
      >this with two lines .
      >If you want better % you can use it in 4 lines .
      >
      >I don't think that you should only concentrate on up wind performances ,
      >coming to profile as Concept Air or F.One the up wind is never a question
      >anyway .
      >
      >What we did is looking for the best performances but with some relaunching
      >. Also when speaking about a kite you have to look at the handliness , the
      >way the power is coming and when , the stability , the way the kite colapse
      >, the wind range .
      >- Handliness is important because is allow you to use the kite in 2 lines
      >and asking less efforts while sailing and better response for jumps .
      >- Power : if the power of your kite is coming too quick its more difficult
      >to stand up . Also when you
      >learn jumps some kite are pulling you off the footstraps !
      >- Stability : the way the kite stay above your head without moving
      >everywhere .
      >- Colapse : as our kite is fully inflated by the wind , it cannot colapse
      >like a normal parapent shape so you have less chance to make it fall in the
      >water . Wich is on a way as important as relaunching !
      >- Wind range : with all this work on these differents points we end up with
      >a really wide wind range :
      >6.5m² is abble to go up wind from 8 to 20 knots for a 75 kg rider with 40 m
      >lines .
      >That means , as you know the Wipika , you will start planning and going up
      >wind before the 8.5 m² and cover some of the 5 m² wind range .
      >
      >As all my tests where done only on water , the kite is fuly adapted to the
      >kitesurfing sport .
      >
      >
      >Lines and handles are not included .
      >
      >Best regards
      >Raphaël Salles
      >Raphaël Salles @...
      >
      >
      >
      >
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