RE: [ksurfschool] Re: unluffable kite- Stamos
- Actually, Hung even they exhibit bias, since there is a tendency to justify
and self confirm ones purchase decision.
So kitesurfers with no direct ties to the company or the product will have
the least incentive to be biased in their opinion.
In any case, I guess we'll have to get you to try one and let us know what
Again, I'll send demos of any kite to your nearest shop upon request.
From: hungvu@... [mailto:hungvu@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 11:01 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: unluffable kite- Stamos
The truly unbiased opinions can only come from the users (people
who pays hard earning money to buy kitesurfing equipment) and not
the retailers, distributors nor manufacturers of kitesurfing
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "xkites.com" <info@x> wrote:
> The camber shape was what we were tweaking the most. We decided to
> variable density carbon/foam battens to get an ideal shape. I
> received the final version yet but I was flying the a prototype of
> today and that thing is super powerful and it turns fast. Kinsley
> xtremebigair was stoked on the power and turning ability. We'll
send him a
> production version in a few weeks so you'll be able to get an
> unbiased opinion from him (he's an f-one sales rep, but he rides
> airblast and rrd or whatever kite he likes at the moment.:)
> Team windtools USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@n...]
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 6:28 PM
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] unluffable kite- Stamos
> > windtools wrote:
> > On another note the final testing of the Booster is finished, and
> > is
> > SWEEEEET. I just got done flying one of the prototypes at the
> > Carbon
> > battens are an awesome improvement on the kite. It looks like we
> > caught the
> > giants sleeping. More soon.
> The Booster is definite attractive due to its less pumping and
> maintenance requirement. If the battens are also lighter than the
> bladders then the Booster would be an excellent kite (especially
> lighter wind).
> I would like to try one of this if you have one available.
> I think the Booster concept is great; however, the only concern I
> with this concept is whether the batten can generate the desired
> need to generate the desired lift (Naish/Wipika can select any
> shape simply by changing the shape of the blader holder - I am a
> surprise that none of the inflatable kite manufacturers advertise
> camber shape of their kite and start "arguing" why one is better
> the others - yes they are very different and can generate very
> results). As of now, I find NO REASON to buy another inflatable
> besides Wipika or Naish (except for the Booster of course).
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