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[ksurf] Re: wipika Airblast 10

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  • callum_downie
    Or if you like a faster kite, like the AB 10.0 would be, perhaps a Airush 9.4 could be the go - made super strong as well ... happy ... ones ... however ...
    Message 1 of 15 , Mar 1 4:18 AM
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      Or if you like a faster kite, like the AB 10.0 would be, perhaps a
      Airush 9.4 could be the go - made super strong as well

      --- In kitesurf@y..., Carlo <carlo@s...> wrote:
      > Why don't you go for the North 16 or Aero 14 / 16 ?
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: jasonjubert [mailto:Jason@d...]
      > Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 2:11 PM
      > To: kitesurf@y...
      > Subject: [ksurf] Re: wipika Airblast 10
      >
      >
      > I just looked at the secondhand 10mAB. Must be a mark 1, it was
      > Mylar and looked like it was starting to delaminate. I was not
      happy
      > with it so did not buy it, it also was different colours to the
      ones
      > shown on the Web site.
      >
      > Looks like I will be buying a new one after all unless anyone can
      > tell me what kite of a similar size I am best spending my money on.
      >
      >
      > Jason
      >
      >
      >
      > >
      > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "thecraw01" <thecraw@t...> wrote:
      > > > I have had the opportunity to have both a first and second
      > > > release 10mAB. The differences are quite dramatic. The second
      > > > edition still does jellyfish when you fly it sheeted out,
      however
      > > > this isnt to the extent of the first release. They have used
      > > stiffer
      > > > strut material apparently and this has also minimised the
      > > > wingtip struts folding up.
      > > >
      > > > The kite has a huge range. I have been out with others on
      > > > 15/16m kites when its light and others on 8.4m kites when its
      > > > stronger. If you like travelling super fast then this one will
      > get
      > > you
      > > > going. The turning is super quick and it boost well. I would
      stay
      > > > clear of the series one kites and make sure you get a second
      > > > release.
      > > >
      > > > I have had the most fun on this kite to date. The high aspect
      > ratio
      > > > and profile I think goes a long way towards the jellyfishing
      > > effect,
      > > > however its performance otherwise is superb.
      > > >
      > > > Paul C.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "peter_frank_dk" <pf@4...> wrote:
      > > > > That sounds odd - I've never seen a 10.0 with mylar either,
      but
      > > > > apparently Steve M. had one series (prototypes ???)
      > > > > So check it before buying !
      > > > >
      > > > > The jellyfishing is very evident on the 10.0 (compared to the
      > > > 11.8
      > > > > 2002) - But the speed and handling is so amazing, because of
      > > > the
      > > > > fast/thin profile - that I don't give a damn !!!
      > > > > The ultra high aspect ratio kites will jellyfish more, when
      > they
      > > > have
      > > > > thinner and faster profiles.
      > > > >
      > > > > But the performance is simply MAX'ed !
      > > > >
      > > > > :-) Peter Frank
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "kitesicko" <deejay@z...> wrote:
      > > > > > G'Day Jason,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I had a series one 10.0 AB which was a great kite with the
      > > > > exception
      > > > > > of the wild jellyfishing. It was so chronic that my
      friends
      > > > called
      > > > > > it Pac Kite or the seagull. I have never seen a Mylar LE
      > 10.0,
      > > > > even
      > > > > > my series 1 was dacron.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > The series 2 10.0's seem to be pretty good and all the
      > > > people that
      > > > > I
      > > > > > have seen flying them around the place are stoked with this
      > > > kite.
      > > > > > Many feel it has the best range and pulls almost as hard as
      > > > the
      > > > > 11.8
      > > > > > and holds as much wind as the 8.4.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thankfully my 10.0 was a Wipika owned one and I just sent
      it
      > > > back
      > > > > > when I changed to Airush, as I would have had a heavy
      > > > conscience
      > > > > > selling this kite to a anyone and I don't think they would
      > have
      > > > > > bought it if they new how badly it jellyfished.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > My advice is test fly the kite first. It still flys OK
      > whilst
      > > > > > jellyfishing, it just looks terrible to see a kite almost
      > clap
      > > its
      > > > > > wingtips together in gusty winds.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Good Luck,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Darren Marshall
      > > > > > Australian Kiteboarding School
      > > > > > http://www.australiankiteboardingschool.com
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "jasonjubert" <Jason@d...> wrote:
      > > > > > > Hi all,
      > > > > > > I am looking at buying a secondhand Wipika Airblast 10m.
      > > > Can
      > > > > anyone
      > > > > > > please tell me if all AB10m have been made with Dacron
      > > > front Tube
      > > > > > or
      > > > > > > were some made with a Mylar front Tube.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks
      > > > > > > Jason
      >
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