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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Hasse » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:51 pm

Just got a message at my kite and bar is delivered. So just need to work the weekend then i will try it
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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Timcgibbs » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:08 am

Hasse, Have you had a chance to fly the Maverick? What do you think? Thanks.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby windmlv » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 pm

A few of us foilers in LaVentana are waiting for your comments as well.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Hasse » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:40 pm

Hey

Had just use for waves so far. I hope to get out and foil this week or next. But starting to be cold up here. ;)

But for waves is working like i hope. A lot off drift and nice to handle. And the bar is amazing.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Qiter » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:55 am

Ok, no real review on the Bar yet on this page, plenty on the German forum so I will make a start:
I have the bar but not the kites, had just upgraded my quiver so didnt want to change kites again. Thus, flying he Pintxo Bar with both Duotone Mono and Ozone Alpha.
The bar is superlight (noticeable already when you unpack it), it connects easily to the kite (you might need some loop/ knot adapters if the kite does not fit the setup of the bar).
In the air, the feeling is great. Very direct impulse, the tubing slides easily through the hole in the bar even when cranking the bar during a loop.
When you fist ride the bar, you realise how much difference it can make to have a light bar compared to the "usual" heavy serial bars.
Trimming the kite is easy with the knot system through the back lines, it was a bit harder in the beginning but I guess that now after some hours of usage the knots are set and slide better into place.
One thing to get used to is the huge depower way of the bar and the related distance the bar travels when you "unspin" it after a loop. Its really far away from you! I adapted my "unspin" technique and dont let the bar go completely during the spin (or only very briefly, difficult to explain..).
The bar is carbon but handles really nicely, no sliding through the hands.
Overall, it compares using a great, fine tool to do a task in comparison to a very unadapted, raw one (normal bar).
So a big thumbs up for this product!! (and the price is unbeatable)

NB: The bar has a low V so I am using a line separator for the Duotone kites (who usually have a high V/Y). It makes them fly a little better (although it works fine even with the low V).

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby windmlv » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:02 am

Still waiting for any comments on the Kauper Kites.
Can't seem to find anything anywhere.
Hopefully, we will hear something soon.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:04 am

windmlv wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:02 am
Still waiting for any comments on the Kauper Kites.
Can't seem to find anything anywhere.
Hopefully, we will hear something soon.
Huge thread on the German kiteboard forum OASE. Use chrome to translate to English.

http://forum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=175914

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby windmlv » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:04 am
windmlv wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:02 am
Still waiting for any comments on the Kauper Kites.
Can't seem to find anything anywhere.
Hopefully, we will hear something soon.
Huge thread on the German kiteboard forum OASE. Use chrome to translate to English.

http://forum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=175914

Thanks for that. Some interesting translations from google!
Just did a recent 2.5 hour float with a foil kite for a sea anchor.
Time for a change back to bladder kites for me after 4 years on foil kites.
The Kaupers sound very interesting, so will take a chance on them.
A waiting list for them I hear. Will let you all know how it goes.

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:37 pm

I got it the same way, avoid foil kites except for sub 7 knots where only tool possible.

8) Peter

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Re: New hydrofoil / wave kite and bar: Kauper-XT

Postby Frankieboy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:44 pm

Tried the bar and it is an excellent product, at least for foiling.
I use Clouds E with very light bar pressure.
It is a great combo.
Only downside is depowering the kite. You can't get the knots through the bar if there is not suffisiant tension on the backlines. Quite annoying but OK with the Cloud as you don't really need to trim the kite.
For the rest it is well build, very light and very clean.
It was worth waiting (long!)


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