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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby rnelias » Wed Nov 15, 2023 1:19 am

maybe I can contribute with some info...

Today I had my first session on an UFO v2 6m. I've never ridden any UFO before. Very fun kite indeed. I've it liked a lot.

Here's some data for reference

I'm 75kg
my foil is a F-One IC6 950cm^2 front wing with 95cm alum mast and 120cm pocket board

my session started at 15:40h and finished 16:20h
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This wind station is very close to where I ride :thumb:

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Wolf of Ainsdale » Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:12 pm

Thanks pal. Would you consider getting a quiver? I just loved the drift/downwind ability. Haven't even tried it on swell yet.

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby IWantToFly » Wed Nov 15, 2023 10:52 pm

Wolf of Ainsdale wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:12 pm
Thanks pal. Would you consider getting a quiver? I just loved the drift/downwind ability. Haven't even tried it on swell yet.
You 100% need a quiver of strutless kites because [for me] the joy of them is being able to fully depower and surf. You want to be able to rig the smallest kite possible and the larger kites have smaller wind ranges. In your case I’d at least pick up the 5m and then see if you really need something bigger than your 7m.

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Wolf of Ainsdale » Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:02 pm

Am thinking at 80kg my 7 will get me down to 12k (maybe to 10k but will it be fun?) So if I get a 9m I'm guessing it will cover me from 9 to 12knt (maybe down to 8 with extended lines).

5m is a no brainer.

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby grigorib » Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:45 pm

Wolf of Ainsdale wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:02 pm
Am thinking at 80kg my 7 will get me down to 12k (maybe to 10k but will it be fun?) So if I get a 9m I'm guessing it will cover me from 9 to 12knt (maybe down to 8 with extended lines).

5m is a no brainer.
At 80 kg the 7m UFO with large foil wing and line extensions will get you riding in steady 10 knots. But also 7 will be still rideable slightly above whitecaps. It would be more useful and used kite compared to the 9m unless you ride in chronically lightwind place.
But if you can get a quiver - that would be even better idea

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Wolf of Ainsdale » Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:09 pm

Yeah am thinking 9m 7m 5m would be a great quiver. Probably won't use the 9m as much but would be good to have for those really lightwind days. Thinking it could get me down to 8k. Unless I am crazy?

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Deaimel » Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:44 pm

I got myself a UFO v2 5m that I flew on 24m lines (core bar) and a 1100cm FW.
I just love the kite so far, can't wait to test it with a better bar with a low V. Also quite impressed by the low end.

What's up with the deflation valve though ? Why do they have this ?

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby rnelias » Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:10 pm

Deaimel wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:44 pm
I got myself a UFO v2 5m that I flew on 24m lines (core bar) and a 1100cm FW.
I just love the kite so far, can't wait to test it with a better bar with a low V. Also quite impressed by the low end.

What's up with the deflation valve though ? Why do they have this ?
The deflation valve is a standard on Slingshot kites (like Duotones)...

What I find weird is that SS kites do not have loop specific for pump leash and, in the case of UFO, the pumping valve is in a place that my valve adapter is forced against the kite when it's pressurized :-?

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby KVL » Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:53 pm

Deaimel wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:44 pm
What's up with the deflation valve though ? Why do they have this ?
It's an annoying part. Mine has started to leak - kite is 6 months old. Cant really see the purpose of it.
Consider to glue it completely tight..

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Wolf of Ainsdale » Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:21 pm

Do you use the deflation valve ever?


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