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Re: [ksurfschool] Searching for a faster kite.

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  • Dave Raue
    ... From: Hung Vu To: Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 6:41 PM Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Searching for a
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      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.
      > Dave,
      > 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.......?

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