mark frasier <brocku-@...
> At 09:40 PM 01/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >> I have a friend who kitesurfs with a nylon skytiger hi-60, which is
> >> once it gets wet. He has to drag the kite in and let it dry for a
> >> before he can make another attempt. Yet he still looks forward to
> >> opportunity to kitesurf (though he wishes he could get a better
> >> it, and I'm sure he will sometime)
> >Hey Mark, let's just say I've had a different experinece. My Hi-60
> >repeatedly soaked and I've always managed to get it back in the air
> >minutes. It was my first "real" kite and saw a lot of time
> >water-skiing, and other stuff. Yeah, it's sluggish at first, but it
> >better when you jiggle the handles to shake all the wet sand off.
> >it's a lot like launching an uninflated CA kite. Flies like crap
> >couple minutes, but then it's fine. Keep pumping hard to fling off
> >water. You'll actually see clouds of mist fly off. Too be sure,
> >a decent breeze, but who uses a Hi-60 in less that 15 kts? Dries
> >fast once it's flying!!
> Sounds like maybe you have the icarex version??
Yes, definately Icarex. I didn't think they made the Hi-series out of
anything else, but I guess they did. Even my Hi-15 is Icarex, though I
can't imagine why, it's a small high wind kite that wouldn't suffer
from a little more weight.