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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 19:42:35 -0500
From: "Mark Frasier" <brockus@...>
Subject: Re: c-quad
Do you use the thick 8.5 spar that breaks down in your
4.2 and 6.3?
I notice all the new c-quads have pockets sewn in for
floatation tubes, including the 1.4. Have you ever
used the tubes for kitesurfing? OR do you just keep
the kite in the air? : )
The 1.4 is nice, flies like a rev in high winds.
Really sturdy, with heavy bridle. Pretty
indestructable, and I think it cost me less than $100.
Way faster than my HI-15 skytiger.
Not making it to SBBB this year. Next year though,
I've never buggied in the desert. Skiing in
Switzerland this spring (cheaper than colorado!).
I am moving to Mount Shasta, CA in June,
lots of windy lakes, 4 hrs north of Reno, SF, Riovista
and all that wind. Best back country skiing,
flyfishing, and white water rafting.
I may get up to Lake Champlain this spring for some KS
before I go. My grandparents live right on the lake
in upstate NY. Let me know if you ever come down
towards Nahant, or if any of the KONE boys head up
>>I've put a 8.5 LE (thicker) in my 4.2 and will
>>someday get around to doing the same with the 6.3. I
>>thikn it's almost necessary for kitesurfing
>>and IMO allows a better tune (faster & more depower)
>>even for buggying or skiing. I might consider
>>leaving a thin LE spar in the 6.3 if that was my
>>biggest kite and I used it mostly for buggying.
>>I have one of the open bags but I prefer the old
>>style, except for the big kites with the ferruled
>>LE. I use the standard bag even with a thicker spar.
> I just bought 3 c-quads, a 1.4, 8.5 and 10.5 from
> Leading Edge Kites in Australia, had them within a
> week without problems for less than the price of a
> high performance foil. And significantly less than
> the US vendors. I will get my ARCs there when I
> that bullet.
>>Let me know how the 1.4 is. I'd like to get one for
>>high wind ice & bugy days. They are just starting to
>>be imported into north america by the distributor
>>and I haven't got to try one yet. Going to SBBB?
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