Re: [snowkiteidaho] research results
- Eddy Hyper Petranek----- Original Message -----From: Gear Daddy LLCSent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 8:37 PMSubject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] research resultsDon't get caught up in the hype.I fly the slowest kite out there yet I have to slow down for you guys to keep up. ;-0Eddy Petranek
On Sep 12, 2010, at 8:21 PM, "Steve Linane" <stevelinane@...> wrote:Both the Kahoona and the Rally advertise height of jumps and hand time two things I'm interested in . so maybe the added speed that is also hyped makes up for it . and Tony lets plan on the next demo days in Cali or Texas or better yet Maui----- Original Message -----From: Jon BoltSent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 7:23 PMSubject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] research results...Kahoona (no center strut) is billed as more of a wave kite, too. What that means....it likes to sit deeper in the window, so that means: kite beaches have side-on wind, so when you are are riding a wave in, you are going somewhat downwind. Wave kites sit deeper and as you are riding the wave in (downwind), they will do better at staying ahead of you, instead of you outrunning the kite so it overflies the window and gets "behind" you. Consequence of good wave kite is that since it sits deeper in the window (as opposed to at the very edge like a Screamer or Edge RX or other hi perf freestyle kite) is that they won't go upwind at as steep of an angle (you have to work more to get upwind) and when you send it for a jump, since it sits deeper, the yank you get has more downwind component of motion and less vertical...On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM, tony williams <tonyswilliams@...> wrote:As far as the no center strut goes, none of the monkey/ griffin kites have ever had the center strut. I demoed the 2010 9m argos in Jan and it was a nice kite but they are more of a surfing style kite and the jumps were nice and floaty but not as high as the epic screamer. Also the handling felt less responsive then the screamer. Anyway there are a lot of good kites out there, wish we had a big demo days in Boise but that is a dream I don't see ever becoming a reality. Guess I will have to go to one of the big events in Cali or Texas.
From: Jason Brickner <jasonbrickner@...>
Sent: Fri, September 10, 2010 4:21:50 PM
Subject: RE: [snowkiteidaho] research results
Steve-O.... we did see the Key fly that day at Rufus with Scott. Remember the girl that went out while the sun was setting and everyone had already come in.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Linane
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 2:58 PM
Subject: [snowkiteidaho] research results
Anyone who is contemplating the purchase of a new kit needs to take a cereus look at the Delta kites on the market . My next kit will be a Delta design . the last two trips to the gorge I watched guys on The Best Kahoona and was really imprested , guys my size on the 5.5m when everyone else was flying 7m . the hand tine and height of jumps is huge and the speed of turning is very fast , these guys were down looping and kitelooping with ease in 40 mi.per hr wind . the Slingshot Rally also looks to be a contender but I haven't seen it fly . they are getting a lot more low end power out of smaller kites and faster turning with huge air and long hang time plus they say the Dedlta is a great surf kit ( one kite does it all ) that is whats has got me thinking about selling and buying a Delta