Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

c-shape or bow?

Lots of different polls - please contribute with your opinion and experience! You can also add a new poll.


next years most used kite shape: c-shape or bow?

c-shape
94
49%
bow
97
51%
 
Total votes: 191

kitesurf66
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 847
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:32 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Earth

Postby kitesurf66 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:28 pm

Entertaining discussion. My vote goes to C-kites.

K66

vide
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 713
Joined: Tue Oct 22, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Contact:

Postby vide » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:28 pm

Jason-ssr - I agree with what you are saying. One of these kites styles doesn't have to win. They are choices.

User avatar
niko
Frequent Poster
Posts: 246
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: DUS / Germany
Contact:

Postby niko » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:22 am

my vote goes to C-kite-types:

+ more fun within kiteloops
+ more fun doing unhooked moves
+ linear power releasement (not suddenly like all bow typed kites)
+ better bar feeling
+ you can let go off the bar without having a kitestall
+ direkt kite feeling (all bow kites use one or more pulleys)
+ C-kite-types dont get inverted

so why do i need bow kites then only to have a bit more power or compensate some gusts ?
Last edited by niko on Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
72kiteboarder
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1273
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 1:16 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: ??????????

Postby 72kiteboarder » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:43 am

Bows (aka Flat Kites) will all end up in the snow or on land with land boarders. Traditional "C" shape kites will dominate water for years to come.

User avatar
Wolfgang
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 603
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Germany, flying GK Sonic 11+8, riding F-One Sk8 35 / Trax 39, Spleene Door 42

Postby Wolfgang » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:57 am

My bet: Bows and "C-Bows" will invade the beaches in 2006 but won't gain market leadership before 2007... 8)

User avatar
Wetstuff
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1471
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Maryland USA

Postby Wetstuff » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:15 pm

......a simple pole like this only get's the Scientologists who have found their God in Bows or the Baptists who dismiss 5th lines.. to respond to defend their emotional views.

There's a group of seekers in the middle who have found it is better to wait 'till the dust settles..

jim

User avatar
xray
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1186
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:41 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Contact:

Postby xray » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:51 pm

niko wrote:my vote goes to C-kite-types:

+ more fun within kiteloops
+ more fun doing unhooked moves
+ linear power releasement (not suddenly like all bow typed kites)
+ better bar feeling
+ direkt kite feeling (all bow kites use one or more pulleys)

so why do i need bow kites then only to have a bit more power or compensate some gusts ?


Fully agree, tested Crossbow 12 and Shockwave 9, but will stick to Raven 2 9-12-16!

Nico
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2645
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1998
Local Beach: private kitebeach on my doorstep,
Le Morne.
Style: wave
Gear: Drifter kites, wave boards
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha, naish
Location: Mauritius, waterman since 1960
Contact:

Postby Nico » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:57 am

Nico writes:
We are still just scratching the surface of unimaginable possibilities.
Can you picture doing two things in one session ? riding water, then riding the airs.
I believe we still have a long way to go, and the only limitation is your mind.
It is not bow or C to me anymore, it is a matter of when the connection is going to be made.

User avatar
piedroporto
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1749
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:06 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Portugal

Postby piedroporto » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:15 pm

unhooked and kiteloop - C's are the best kites. Until any other kite does that better, C's will remain top of market.

Someone was saying that foils this foils that and why foils didn't rule the market. Well... how about this : no pro's ride it, cause they don't kiteloop (cause there is no rigid structure), so if no pro rides it, why would the general public want to buy it?

People tend to follow any leader, either in politics or sports or whatever... if Hadlow, Lenten, etc don't use foils, nobody will (obviosly a few people will cause they tried them and it fits theyr kitesurfing style).

So about those foils coming back to rule the world - NO WAY. lol. don't believe that.

About Bows... well, i haven't had the time to understand how good they can become... but with some development, if they do the same things as the C's but even better... well, then they will have success. The way people kite today... Bows will only sell for wave people. freestylers will remain with C's for sure!

that's just my view anyway

User avatar
Foxi
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1142
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Garmisch-Pa./Bavaria

Postby Foxi » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:34 pm

most used = c-shapes

most sold = bows and alike


Return to “Polls”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest