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Re: What are the worst things about your favorite kites?

Postby peppers » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:21 pm

Love the BWS Noise pro. Drifts better than any kite I now. Nice, simple bar. Great low end.
But… the high end sucks, especially on the 6m. It starts early but has such a narrow wind range.
I believe it is the same with other wave specific kites I have tried.

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Re: What are the worst things about your favorite kites?

Postby jb92563 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:34 pm

I have a North Rhino07 16m & 12m and I don't like that they have 8 struts.
I had to replace all the strut valves recently as the original north ones all broke at the "T".

Noticing that the newer designs have 6 or less I simply removed 2 struts the #3 from center.

I doubt it will have much impact.

I do like the 2 pump setup.

Having nothing to compare with though I can't say whats better.

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Re: What are the worst things about your favorite kites?

Postby shawn13 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:22 am

2013 Cabrinha Switchblade 10m

Pros
Awesome colours
Super quick kite
Huge Boosting

Cons
Lacks bottom end
Low Hangtime
Shoots far out of the window on transitions


The 7m of the same year is not great tho, zero bottom end and zippy/fluttery.


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