Re: [ksurf] Airblast center line collar
> Hey there,The 2002 bars will be improved, so for now I'd suggest the Air Rush, Slingshot, Longhorn, or
> Just spent yesterday flying a 8.4 Airblast. It was a fine kite. I
> particularly liked the reverse launch capability!
> The kite was a loaner from my local shop. I know they got it a few months
> I had a problem with the center line collar. As long as I was hooked into
> the chickenloop, things were fine, but if I unhooked and flew the kite
> through the power zone, the velcro collar that attaches to the bar would
> let go, the center lines would go shooting off, and the kite would fall out
> of the sky. Has anybody else had this problem? The velcro on the collar
> was initially dry when it was put on. I confirmed with some local guys
> that the collar had been installed properly.
> I didn't like the bar setup on the Wipika. The Naish kites I've used in
> lessons are much plusher, with fancy winders, etc. The
> hole-through-the-middle setup seems to me to be superior to Wipika's
> collar. I also like the Naish wrist leash setup, rather than the little
> Wipika clip that is supposed to attach to the harness. I feel that the
> wrist leash is probably easier to release in an emergency.
> Have later versions of the Wipika bars been improved?
>Good cheap bars.
> My dealer can get Airush bars and accessories. Has anybody had experience
> with these products?
>Yes, with the extra cost bridle kit.
> When it comes to the kites, does the ARX have the reverse launch
>Can you convert a 4-line R3 to reverse launch?No need, a child could relaunch it without the bridle.
I think that
> reverse launching is _really_ slick.But dangerous and not what you want to use unless you have too.
> Thanks again,