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orwell
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Cabrinha contra 17 mts 2008

Postby orwell » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:10 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me opinions about this kite ?
I have a sale oportunity to buy it new for 600 uss.
My biggest kite at this moment is an ozone edge 13 mts.
Do you think is a good idea spent that money on a 2008 kite ?
What about the upwind ability of the CONTRA ?
With the Ozone and my north race board i could go on 9 knots.

Thanks for your opinions..

Rattlehead
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Gear: 2012 North rebel 13 m
2012 North fuse 9 m
2008 north rhino 12 m
2010 Eh ovando 11 m
2011 x19 spleene 19 m
2008 135x35 north phantom
2010 140x41 nobile 50/50
2012 naish Venturi 190x70
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Location: Brisbane ,Australia

Re: Cabrinha contra 17 mts 2008

Postby Rattlehead » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:31 am

I had two of these kites a 14 m and a 17 m . To be honest they have a stack of grunt but up against a newer high aspect kite such as your edge , they have very limited upwind ability as they sit way further back in the window .
I doubt you will get any benefit over your 13 m edge.once you get the apparent wind up on the edge it would absolutely smoke the contra, also because of the pulley bars on these things the bar pressure is insane :o

, I would never go back to one especially for a race board.different story for mowing the lawn on a twin tip.

orwell
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Re: Cabrinha contra 17 mts 2008

Postby orwell » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:45 am

thanks you very much. I have decided to not buy it


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