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Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby L0KI » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:43 pm

I would love to hear any direct comparisons in the Delta type kites that everyone is starting to offer.
F-One Bandit, North Evo, Core, RRD, Wainmann Rabbit, Best Kahoona, Eclipse Kima, Nano, Takoon Pure etc.
Been on the Rabbit Boss 12M several times and like everything about it.
Probably gonna move from SLE to the rounder Delta types before too long.
Anybody got any direct comparisons in this group/type of kites please spill the beans. :thumb:
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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby just do it » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:01 am

In the new Issue of Kite-boarding.de Magazin from Germany they tested a lot of the current Deltas.
They tested F-One Bandit Dos and Revolt2, Core Combat GT, Spleene "Q", Nobile N62, Best Kahoona, North Evo '09.
Unfortunately for you it is all written in German but it is the first pretty comprehensive Magazine Test featuring all, or most of the new Delta Kites.

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby L0KI » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Does anybody know if this magazine is available translated to English??

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby SimonP » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:21 am

Try Google's language tools:
http://www.google.co.nz/language_tools?hl=en
It looks to me though that these are interviews with the designers rather than reviews.

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby mmunzer » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:03 pm

There is a review of the Bandit Dos and the Core GT. The others are just interviews.

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby Wetstuff » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:44 pm

That's a helluva good magazine .. you'd think they would have a simple insert with other languages for their feature articles ...like instructions for your camera?!

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby kelhalla » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:47 pm

The July issue of Kiteworld reviewed the Wainman Rabbit 9 meter. They said it was smooth, stable and highly involving.
I find you have to really read these magazines to get a ton of useful information out of them - after all they do accept ad dollars from the same manufacturers they review.
http://www.powerkitesdirect.com

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby Satan » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Has anyone ever seen a kite get a bad review in a magazine? Basically they are just paraphrased versions of the press releases that come with the kites.

The Kahoona TOTALLY f$cking ROCKS. The first non-C-kite kite I've ever used that is really good for unhooked wakestyle. Nice solid bar feedback. Insanely good relaunch. Super stable and forgiving. No back-flying. No funny SLE stuff. Who it's not for: guys that want super light bar pressure and go big or go home big air types. But unhooked wakestylers, waveriders and beginners will love this kite.

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Re: Delta-ish Comparisons

Postby noel » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:40 pm

Out of these kites, I have tested the Dos 9 ?, Kahoona 9.5 and the Evo9. To me the best of the 3 was by far the Evo. I liked everything about it. The Kahoona was cool and looped well but stalled a few times unhooked. (Let me say that the Evo and Kahoona were at demos with gear set up by the companies rep.) The Evo was the fastest and the dos the slowest but not slow. The Dos had the most bar pressure and felt like I was flying a 12. (i think the wingtips are longer.) All had great relaunch. Even though I liked it for certain reasons, the reason I disliked the Kahoona the most was the spongyness on the bar.

Everyones opinion will be diferrent so trying first for yourself would be best. I have never seen a Core, Takoon, Kima or Nano so no opinion. I've heard good things about the Rabbits but the biggest size I think is the 12 and it didn't have the power to be ridden when I was barely riding my 14m RPM.


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