Re: [ksurfschool] Searching for a faster kite.
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From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Searching for a faster kite.
> Dave Raue wrote:
> > I haven't gotten around to kiteskiing yet, but I've done more than a
> > buggying and I gotta toss my hat in Dave's ring on this one....
> > Seems to me that kiteski requirements would be very similar to buggying
> > (easy to say when you haven't done it). Anyway, there's a reason
> > favor open cell foils, not all of which are created equal. If you want
> > fast, try to get your hands on a JoJo RS kite. IMHO the RS kites blow
> > the quadrifoil x-series (which are still terrific kites, the land models
> > anyway) in terms of speed, acceleration, and pointing. I'd extrapolate
> > they'd also blow away the Mossies if the land mossies have the same
> > etc as the water versions. But they're also pretty unforgiving to fly,
> > really a kite fliers kite. In fact the RS3500 is borderline dangerous
> > so fast and strong. Maybe ECCO (?) is similar. Try and find one. If
> > haven't tried one yet you'll be just amazed.
> Sounds fair, I would love to give them a try whenever I have a chance.
> I though the RM is a newer/better kite than the RS?
RM is a newer, more docile (read detuned) version from what I gather. Look
for a used one, I got mine used, in great shape, and a bargain to boot!
Dave Dyer can probably clarify.......?