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Elf Joker 8 released

Postby gwicke » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:21 pm

The eighth iteration of the Elf Joker is out: https://www.elfkite.com/kites

With a projected AR of around 6.7 for the 11m, and closer to 6.9 for larger sizes, I believe this is the highest aspect foil kite now on the market. For comparison, the Ozone R1v2 is relatively low aspect at around 5.7. I am curious about its handling, and also weights.

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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby joriws » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:35 am

Believing is not knowing. Flysurfer sonic race is AR 7.45 to 7.75

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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby gwicke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:39 am

joriws wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:35 am
Believing is not knowing. Flysurfer sonic race is AR 7.45 to 7.75
Flat on the ground, but not projected. The Joker 8 is 7.5 to 7.9 flat on the ground, and has slightly less arc than the sonic. Hence the slightly larger difference in projected AR.

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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby Bille » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:11 pm

joriws wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:35 am
Believing is not knowing. Flysurfer sonic race is AR 7.45 to 7.75
Ouch !!
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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby gwicke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:24 pm

@Bille, the Sonic 2 is older and lower aspect than the 2017 Sonic Race @jorisw was referring to. See https://flysurfer.com/project/sonic-race/. Its projected AR is somewhere around 6.2, lower than the Sonic Race and Joker 8.

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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby Bille » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:56 pm

The Joker 8 has got 77 cells (?) ; if so, then i'm officially Impressed !!!


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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby SonjaH » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:11 pm

does anyone of the top riders still use elf?

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Re: Elf Joker 8 released

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:39 pm

SonjaH wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:11 pm
does anyone of the top riders still use elf?
Other than Roman's daughter Elena, not many use them for hydrofoil racing on water, but they're all over the snow/ice scene. I think they have a large market share of eastern europe/scandinavia compared to other brands. They're really good kites if you get them dialed, but the Joker 7 was a bit heavy compared to its peers ,so it never really performed as well on the water compared to F-One, Ozone, etc.


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