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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:24 am

The edge? No single line flag always has been. Go the 19 mate don't piss about.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby nicor » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:30 am

Westozzy wrote:The edge? No single line flag always has been. Go the 19 mate don't piss about.

Sorry maybe I was not clear. I was referring to the OR 17m Flight.

I not getting the impression the edge is really a light wind kite. Too bad I've had my eye on them for a while, but I guess it's not meant to be.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby s1buell_wl » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:38 am

IanNJ wrote:I sell ozone and ocean rodeo kites amongst others... The edge has great potential, the kites is amazing, but relaunch stinks. It os not really meant to drop not is it meant for light wind. It works great due to the apparent wind BUT it is not a light wind kite. I am 190lbs and use the Ocean Rodeo 17m in 10-15mph. It relaunches very well. May i suggest the ocean roseo flite 14.5m?? I have a video on www.AtlanticKiteboarding.com
Ian interesting kite. They have any plans on making an 18m or 19m? Whats the jumping and hang time like?

Is it a 4 line?

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:02 am

The 19m edge is not a light wind kite? WTF?

OR Flite, nice kite, constant pull, friendly, sits back in the window a touch. Definetly an easier kite to use than the edge for sure, but the 17m edge will smoke it for light winds overall...But yeh the edge likes an efficient board, doesn't like currents etc gotta keep speed in the wing. The flite has more static grunt. Depends on what you are after and what water conditions you have and the board choice, But to say the edge is not a light wind kite overall is absurd. Efficiency.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby TheRussian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:33 am

I agree with West Oz. The edge is a superb light wind kite. Yes it is a very efficient kite, and any lack of static grunt is easily overcome by simply letting the kite breath and diving the kite to build apparent wind. Be warned, the edge is super fast! Also, although the depower is good, even on full depower, you have to be able to cope with gusts by edging hard. ( particularly noticeable when I was using the 17 meter in 25 knots)

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby balugh » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:48 am

I get on pretty well in light wind with my Speed 3 15m and a 'biggish' board (session 140). From what I hear the Speeds are a bit easier to handle than the Chrono. More free ride oriented. I'm pretty big (110 kg) and get out on that combination in anything blowing >10mph...but I start having real fun >15mph and can ride it fairly easily into the mid 20's. Appreciate it is not everyone's taste but worth a look. I did try the bigger sizes when I bought the 15...just found this the best for me free riding and doing some nice long controlled jumps in lighter winds.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby Tone » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:40 am

The Edge, like the Chrono is a kite you have to fly properly.

If you're a 'pull the bar in and I should go' kinda guy, then you will struggle with the Edge/Chrono.

Once you learn to to make it sing, you will fly!

I can EASILY go out in 14-15 mph on the 10m Edge if the water is flat and I am a lump.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby RDM » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:29 am

Tone wrote:I can EASILY go out in 14-15 mph on the 10m Edge if the water is flat and I am a lump....
Guessing thats with a race board aswell .... :thumb:

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby Tone » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:45 pm

RDM wrote:
Tone wrote:I can EASILY go out in 14-15 mph on the 10m Edge if the water is flat and I am a lump....
Guessing thats with a race board aswell .... :thumb:
no, twin tip.

the 10 Edge has the power of a 12m kite easily.

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Re: Efficient 15m for light wind? Edge?

Postby RDM » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:03 pm

Tone wrote:the 10 Edge has the power of a 12m kite easily.

Nice... :thumb:


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