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Re: [ksurf] Airblast 11.8 Results! Impressive!

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  • Stefano
    ... I felt the 11.8 pulled a LOT more than the 15.5 ! ... you have to pull in ALOT of line... it is also suggested that you pull it mostly on one side because
    Message 1 of 10 , Feb 2, 2001
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      > There are a few things to add though (slightly bad points): The
      > bottom end of riding was not any lower, and 'may' be a slightly higher
      > (more testing is needed)... I think 14 MPH of wind or more is the call
      > here...with my 15.5, I could still ride in a steady 12 MPH, by backing
      > the kite up beyond stock, beyond fully sheeted in (to a point of
      > course). I tried doing this with the Airblast, and it just didnt work
      > (it stalled in mid air requiring quick adjustment)...

      I felt the 11.8 pulled a LOT more than the 15.5 !

      > The wind did die for a brief second (towards the end of the day) to
      > NOTHING and the kite fell out of the sky onto the water, landing
      > directly on its leading edge...what a perfect time to try the
      > backwards relaunch!!! I tried, but no luck...I only pulled in about 1
      > meter of line on one side, and I could see that the kite wanted to
      > lift off backwards, but since my leader lines on my current bar are
      > only about a meter or so, I was having to pull on Q line directly with
      > my fingers... not very comfortable, especially in 58 degree
      > water...

      you have to pull in ALOT of line... it is also suggested that you pull it
      mostly on one side because this baby is BIG !
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