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Re: [ksurf] Re: 2002 Airblast 10.0 kite review

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  • Stefano Rosso
    I am gonna guess cause i didnt measure it but i am guessing it was blowing 10-20 (maybe more ?) for me 78 kg on a litewave 169 this kite is perfect at about 12
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      I am gonna guess cause i didnt measure it but i am guessing it was blowing
      10-20 (maybe more ?)
      for me 78 kg on a litewave 169 this kite is perfect at about 12 knots so 20
      is uncomfortable

      Stefano

      bnow@... wrote:

      > Stefano
      >
      > What wind speed(s) or range did you try the AB 10.0 in? When you
      > said "quite overpowered" what was the wind speed? Thanks.
      >
      > Mark
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@y..., Stefano Rosso <stefano@o...> wrote:
      > > Hi Deejay
      > >
      > > I tried one too last weekend. In gusty winds (and quite
      > overpowered) I was a
      > > little annoyed at how the kite would not fly smoothly... It seemed
      > to be
      > > pulling too much or too little and give me some sharp tugs in
      > between.... I
      > > have an airblast 16.4 2001 that doesnt feel like that at all (maybe
      > cause its
      > > so much bigger).
      > >
      > > While riding with the 10.0 I got annoyed with all the tugging so i
      > switched
      > > to the arc 1120 (which i realize is smaller) and suddenly the wind
      > felt VERY
      > > smooth...
      > >
      > > did you compare it to an ARC ? did you find its pull to be "tuggy" ?
      > >
      > > thanks
      > > stefano
      > >
      > > deejay@z... wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hey kite freaks,
      > > >
      > > > I have flown the new 10.0 Airblast yesterday in the worst gusty
      > winds
      > > > of my career, The wind was blowing from 12 knots to almost thirty
      > > > knots and the gusts were hitting like cannonballs.
      > > >
      > > > The 10.0 was a bit big in the gusts but the stability and
      > > > responsiveness of the kite was absolutely stunning. I started
      > using
      > > > a 70cm bar and found it to be perfect for this kite.
      > > >
      > > > The turning of the kite is almost as good as the 8.4 but has more
      > > > power. I was fairly well sheeted in yesterday due to wind
      > strength
      > > > but found the kite to have plenty of loft for big jumps and
      > sustained
      > > > airtime. The relaunchability of the kite was excellent and I
      > found
      > > > that the rearward relaunch was easier than the 2001 models. I
      > > > dropped the kite once and didn't need to use the relaunch as it
      > > > flicked onto it's wing before the need arose.
      > > >
      > > > The upwind performance was striking. Using the Stonker 144
      > > > wakeboard, I was pointing up to 45 degrees off the eye of the
      > wind.
      > > > I haven't pointed that high in a long time on a kite.
      > > >
      > > > The kite itself doesnt look like it has changed an awful lot from
      > the
      > > > last seasons kites, but the proof is in the flying, much improved!
      > > >
      > > > Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth.
      > > >
      > > > Best winds,
      > > >
      > > > Darren Marshall
      > > > Australian Kiteboarding School
      > > > www.australiankiteboardingschool.com
      > > >
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