RE: [ksurfschool] High performance water foils is it for me ?
- Hi Claude,
I'm a rank beginner, having only time so far this summer to get body
dragging on my Concept Air New Wave 6, I also tried the JoJo Wet 8 (I think
it was) at the Wasaga Beach Demo Day.
I was impressed with the control of the JoJo and their depowering bridle
arrangement. It works really well! The general flying and relaunching
qualities seemed about the same or slightly better than the New Wave, but
again, I don't have a lot of experience. I did email Concept Air on
"improving" their depowering bridle arrangement, but they haven't responded.
Using the longer bar from the NW12 on the NW6 really improved the turning
response (after the brake line broke on the 6, YIKEES!!!) Had I flown the
JoJo Wet before I bought a New Wave 12, I likely would have bought the
largest JoJo Wet model and may yet do so for it's better (IMHO) depowering
arrangement. The 12 seems like a BIG kite, so I'm a little nervous about
flying it if the wind should suddenly pick up. (Old&Chicken beginner here
I watched the Rage10 fly and it is a sight to behold. I may hold off buying
something between the NW 6 and 12 that I currently have until my skill
improves for that one.
From: courchesne@... [mailto:courchesne@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 11:36 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] High performance water foils is it for me ?
Thanks Hung for your insight , I'm not sure of seeing the Concept Air
High performance EX on there Web site theres no way to read info on
this one maybe call the dealer . As for the Rage from JoJo 12.o is a
bit bigger than JoJo Wet 10.0 for light winds but isn't the hight
performance Rage much more difficult to water start fast than the Wet.
I will get later this week some older foil from a rep near buy who as
4 used one's for sale , a Small one for winter winds, 3.o 4.0 5.0 7.0
For my first year of kite furfing in 7 to 12 knots, i want a reliable
easy kite to fly, set up , beach and water launch, and it might be
good for winds of 4 to 8 knots in winter on snowboard.
So you are saying that the Concept Air you have 12.5 is not a New wave
but a EX model . Did you get to compare between New Wave and Ex in a
kite about the same size ? And isn't like comparing to AR3.5 sled,
lo aspect ratio to the hight aspect ratio AR5 which is from what i
have read is much more difficult to water launch but does react faster
So if you are experience enough a guy should go with the largest kite
possible for light winds with hight aspect ratio like the JoJoRage
12.0 or the 12.5 EX from Concept Air. But for a beginner would it be
better with JOJO Wet 10.0 or ConAir 11.3 maybe 12.5 i dont know ?
oh well got to go to bed now , see you .
Claude. better known as ( Jonnykitesurfer ) PS Please reply
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