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LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby kuasikiter » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:09 pm

anyone who tryed the kites and is willing to explain the differences?
(e.g.: grunt, range, un-hooked performance, etc.)

...or at least to describe the Hi-Fi...
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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby hebrew_hammer » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:01 pm

hi-fi:

i have the 09 12m......
not good grunt (duh its a 5 line C) but can be worked efficiently to provide decent power but where this kite excells is powered up. Sweet unhooked, just sits back in the windy and lets you edge against it. Havn't had a chance to ride it super powered yet though. loops good and strong. a bit slow for a 12m but once you initiate the turn it turns fast. If you want a wakestyle kite....this is it.
Relaunch is crazy crazy good on this thing, pull a back line and it flips over ready for takeoff.

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby n1ckl4s » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:56 am

the Hi-Fi is a 5-line c-kite. The other two are SLE kites. Major foundational differences.

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby kuasikiter » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:13 am

of course the three belong to two different classes of kites...
anyway I'm lookig for a comparison in terms of
grunt,
un-hooked/hooked attitude
range (where possible)

I own a waroo 08 but I'm looking for a more freestyle-oriented kite, not sure whether it'll be an SLE or not, that's why I included the Hi-Fi in the list.

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby Blue Ice » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:58 am

HiFi all the way mate... amazing kite!

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby Konza » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:12 pm

Dude, you can't compare a good C-Kite - like the HiFi - with a bow kite!

I ride the HiFi in 7, 12 and 15m and it's one of the sickest kites I've ridden!
Great windrange without pulling the adjuster, no tendency to stall when unhooking, loops
hard, clean and fast and it has a very clean bar with a really big chickenloop!
Grunt is good when the kite is powered up, especially the 15m pulls like a truck and is perfect for wakestyle but it's not a light wind kite!

7m:
http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01av3.jpg

12m:
http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... ollkl0.jpg

15m:
http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hifikp5.jpg

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby kuasikiter » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:53 am

hi konza how heavy are you?
what board size?
is the wind range chart on the LF website consistent with what you experienced?
I'm preatty excited by that kite...the next week there'll be a kite show in Italy and i'll have the possiblity to try the Hi-Fi 09 (I hope!)

thanks a lot! :D :thumb:

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Re: LF Hi-Fi vs SWITCH 3 vs WAROO 08

Postby Konza » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:58 am

Hey, I'm about 85kg, sometimes a bit more when there is no wind :D

I don't know the real windranges 'cause I usually don't measure the wind when rigging up.
If the wind feels low I rig up my 15m and if it's average the 12m will do. 7m only if it's nuking!
I would say the 15m works for me from 13/14 knts - 20/22 knts, the 12m from 15/17 - 26/28 knts
and the 7m from 25/27 - X knts. All depending if I'm riding in flatwater/chop/wave and waveboard-strapless/freestyleboard-straps/wakeboard-boots.

But I'm very curious about the new HiFi 09 and the HiFi Comp! If the 12m turns a bit faster I will definitly go for 7/9/12 range =)


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