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konetoniolo
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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby konetoniolo » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:25 pm

I wonder what he's riding?


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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:53 pm

I think it was a Crossbow.
Hear the crowd cheering? will not happen with a handle pass ;-) :rollgrin:

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby s1buell_wl » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:25 pm

konetoniolo wrote:I wonder what he's riding?



It looks like hes on a lake and my guess is it a thermic lake (he cough a small thermal that kept pulling him up). They are cool if you catch one, even better in a paragliding!

I remember catching one in Australia in my glider, it finished at 6000feet. what a crazy feeling to be attached to the bottom of a cloud you can not describe it there's just no way.

Let us know if you find a 16m and how it goes when you get it up!

T

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:22 pm

It is in San Francisco just next to the Golden Gate Bridge!
For sure it was a wind turbulence!

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby konetoniolo » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:38 am

Hmmm...

foud a dino to try, 16m, but i tried it and it is tooooooo big... i'm thinking ons starting in a 14m rebel, what do u think about it?

tnx

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:57 am

Sure, a 14 will do. Also try other brands. The only problem will be the microloop which is important for your trick progression.

And set the 14 to slower turning...

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby konetoniolo » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Tnx Toby.

you see, Im after North kites because I alredy had a 2009 Rebel, so I know the quality, and also I want the ML...

Since Im short on money, I cant buy now a Dyno and a Small board (mine is 135x41). So im thinking on a 14m Rebel, the ill be able to handle with the board i have...

Im looking forward on posting cool pictures here with all the old schoolers!

tnx for all the advices, now ill be starting my own lessons!

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Caesar » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:12 pm

Hi,

Why has nobody mentioned an Epic kite yet?
They all rave about huge jumps and the best hang time ever. :?:

I'm in the process of purchasing one (just waiting for someone from the US to come over to Cumbuco who could bring one in his/her luggage).

Cheers
Caesar 8)

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby Toby » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:29 pm

I am sure Dimitri creates a big boosting and hangtime kite...it is his style!

Let us know how it flies once you tried it!

But I guess 14 is their biggest kite?

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Re: Best Old school Kites?

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 pm

konetoniolo wrote:Hmmm...

foud a dino to try, 16m, but i tried it and it is tooooooo big... i'm thinking ons starting in a 14m rebel, what do u think about it?

tnx



Pussy!

lol just kidding I started on a 14m rebel and soon wanted more 16m lol. I would love to try the 18m now!

Maybe its better to start on the 14 and work you way up..... or wait another few months to see what north release in the Dyno for 2012. Im praying for a 14m

well see goo luck and let us know how it goes


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