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Re: [ksurf] Re: Projected Area: Wipika Classic 8.5 vs Naish 7.0 AR3.5

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  • David Trewern
    Susan, remember that Steve is talking about the Free air here - not the classic. I believe the free-air is a much, much better kite than the classic - and the
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      Susan,

      remember that Steve is talking about the Free air here - not the classic. I
      believe the free-air is a much, much better kite than the classic - and the
      Naish is slightly better still in my opinion.

      DT

      > Hi Susan
      >
      > The 8.5 Wipika Fee Air has the larger projected area and is approx 15% more
      > powerful than the 7.0 Naish. I have used both extensively in 2 line mode
      > only though. I have quadlined a few 7.0/9.0 Naish for customers and test
      > flew them on land but I did not have the sheeting set-up as per Melmods so I
      > was not getting the range we now know is possible. Both kites can be set-up
      > to fly in quadline very easily (Wipika is easier to convert) and with an
      > adjustable centre sheeting strap the kites can be set to turn much better
      > than the stock 2 line set-up, but this is not really advantageous while
      > learning if you've never flown kites before.
      > I know this contradicts the post below and I suggest you ask again for some
      > more feedback from people who have used both or try to test both yourself
      > somehow, cya and
      > Goodwinds
      > Steve McCormack
      > sydney@...
      > www.kitepower.com.au
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