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  • timfriedel
    he uses a 6ft 6 sky pirate... ... 7 ... 700 ... big ... 11.8 ... sining. ... improvement ... be ... there ... Less ... incorrect ... going ... If ... thats
    Message 1 of 22 , Aug 30, 2002
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      he uses a 6ft 6 sky pirate...

      --- In kitesurf@y..., "mrjomacdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...> wrote:
      > Hey Tim,
      > Which Sky Pirate is your mate using with the 12m mastir, 6', 6.6',
      7'
      > or bigger?
      > Jo
      >
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@y..., "timfriedel" <timfriedel@y...> wrote:
      > > My mate in the Uk picked up a 12m and 16m mastair for just over
      700
      > > pounds, and he has had great success with them, riding either a
      big
      > > nasih sky pirate board or bic 165 twintip and he's 75kg. The 12m
      > > still gets him going in 8 knots, and he been in anything up to 20
      > > knots with it.
      > > He can kite with the 12m in gusty wind when all other inflatables
      > > (even 22m ones) are falling from the sky. The 16m just plain
      > scares
      > > him ;-) . I have heard that they are slow turning by inflatable
      > > standards, and require different technique to jump, ie don't hook
      > the
      > > kite right back, and use speed, lots of it...
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "mrjomacdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...> wrote:
      > > > Get this,
      > > > "Dear Jo,
      > > > FS doesn't have stock of any MastAirs, anymore."
      > > > Official Flysurfer news (bad news 4 me).
      > > > Jo
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "drsurfau" <dave@m...> wrote:
      > > > > It all depends.
      > > > >
      > > > > I have an Airush 12.2 Lift which is similar to an Airblast
      11.8
      > > ie
      > > > just
      > > > > under 16m flat size. Having the Mastair 12m has enabled me to
      > get
      > > > out
      > > > > in lower winds and have fun when the Airush was almost
      > impossible
      > > > to
      > > > > keep in the sky and certainly would have needed a lot of
      sining.
      > > > >
      > > > > It's true we are only talking about approx 3 knots
      improvement
      > at
      > > > the
      > > > > lower end with my setup but in winds below 10 knots that can
      be
      > > all
      > > > the
      > > > > difference you need.
      > > > >
      > > > > Your mileage may vary, I'd suggest you put a message out
      there
      > on
      > > > the
      > > > > forum/s and ask for someone in your nearby vicinity who has a
      > > > Flysurfer
      > > > > and ask for a test drive. That way you will know whether it's
      > > worth
      > > > it.
      > > > >
      > > > > Have fun and let us know how you go, Dave (Dr Surf Australia)
      > COM
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "mrjomacdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...>
      > wrote:
      > > > > > Hey dave,
      > > > > > So you think a new Mastair is worth twice an old Airblast?
      > > > > > See Advice 4 big kite thread?
      > > > > > Jo
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "drsurfau" <dave@m...> wrote:
      > > > > > > Well your hear-say obviously doesn't have a clue Rudy.
      Less
      > > > hear-
      > > > > > say
      > > > > > > and more real world experience would improve your
      incorrect
      > > > > > comments.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I've got a Flysurfer Mastair 12m and I can get planing
      > upwind
      > > > > > > comfortably in 6 to 8 knots. A 16m Mastair would get
      going
      > > even
      > > > > > > earlier. I'm 65 kg and use a wide twintip.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > For me it's the difference between going kiting or not.
      If
      > > you
      > > > add
      > > > > > up
      > > > > > > all those days under 10 knots you are missing out on
      thats
      > a
      > > > lot of
      > > > > > > kitesurfing time you are missing.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > In my experience the Flysurfers are the most usable kite
      in
      > > > winds
      > > > > > under
      > > > > > > 10 knots. I can even jump my 12m if the wind rises just
      > above
      > > 8
      > > > > > knots.
      > > > > > > The only problem is that you will be the only kitesurfer
      > out
      > > so
      > > > it
      > > > > > can
      > > > > > > be a bit lonely being a Flysurfer owner. (At least until
      > > others
      > > > get
      > > > > > a
      > > > > > > Flysurfer :-)
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Oh and I'm not selling mine... yet. Though if I get a
      > > Psycho...
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Have fun, Dave (Dr Surf Australia) COM
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "lowrider" <rudy.g@1...> wrote:
      > > > > > > > can't help you out on foils.. my 'feeling' (from seeing
      a
      > > > > > nonskilled
      > > > > > > > pilot flying an ARC) says more skill, the largest ARC,
      > > longer
      > > > > > lines
      > > > > > > > attached and a home made steering booster might get you
      > > > > > somewheres. from
      > > > > > > > hear-say mastairs, warriors and the likes really don't
      > > > deliver
      > > > > > what
      > > > > > > > you're looking for..
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > (any arc-profi's out here?)
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > stoked4life, rudy.g
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > > > From: "mrjomacdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...>
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > You can tell eh? Yeah 5 x 10-12 days in 2 months is
      not
      > > > exactly
      > > > > > what
      > > > > > > > > I'd call extreme, if I didn't have to look after the
      > kids
      > > > I'd
      > > > > > > > > emigrate, really, Canary Isles at least.
      > > > > > > > > I am seriously looking for a big foil though, a new
      > > Warior
      > > > is
      > > > > > > > > outrageous at 1,600 Euro (about the same in USD),
      > > > considering it
      > > > > > > > > would just add another 3 knots to my low wind range,
      > > always
      > > > > > > > > considering that 7 knots may just be a Flysurfer
      claim
      > > too
      > > > and
      > > > > > not
      > > > > > > > > really hot shit off a stick, they say it goes up to
      20
      > > > knots
      > > > > > and if
      > > > > > > > > that's true, imo I don't think it can be that hot
      under
      > > 10.
      > > > > > > > > What you think?
      > > > > > > > > Jo
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > --- In kitesurf@y..., "lowrider" <rudy.g@1...> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > sounds like you are too desperately waiting for
      wind,
      > > > jo. ;-)
      > > > > > why
      > > > > > > > > not
      > > > > > > > > > try to make one yourself, maybe using the x10 as a
      > > sample
      > > > and
      > > > > > > > > enhancing
      > > > > > > > > > the ROCKETs (truts). ;-)
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > stoked4life, rudy.g
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > > > > > From: "mrjomacdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...>
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > Anyone got a big old foil for sale? Mastair 16m
      > would
      > > > be
      > > > > > nice, bet
      > > > > > > > > > > that'll get a few laughs.
      > > > > > > > > > > Jo
      > > > > > > > > > >
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