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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby oceanromeo » Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:34 pm

rnelias wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:05 pm
I'm not kite foiling too much since I've started my journey to learn winging but last saturday I had a very pleasant session on my UFO 6m.

It was my second session using this kite

https://youtube.com/shorts/5vcRz6XbUyk
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Out of interest how does the 6m UFO compare low end power/wind range etc. to your 9m Naish Boxer?
What was the wind strength?

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby rnelias » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:42 am

oceanromeo wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:34 pm
👍🏼
Out of interest how does the 6m UFO compare low end power/wind range etc. to your 9m Naish Boxer?
What was the wind strength?
I only have 2 sessions with this UFO and can't give you an accurate answer but, based on my first perceptions, I can ride confidently with this size from 12k and, suffering to start from 10k, as suggested on Slingshot's wind range table. The boxer 9m I have over 50 sessions and already had sessions with 8k.

I feel that an UFO 8m would cover the whole range on my local spot (8-18k) but this kite doesn't exist in my country and I need to import, which makes it even more expensive for me. This kite has a weird depower hability :lol: hard to explain. It's surely the easiest kite for foiling I've already tried.

I also have a Peak 4 5m, which starts to work for me from 14k+ but Peaks are not for me. I don't like the feeling of riding something that you can't crash on water. :roll:

For reference:
I'm 76kg and my front wing is 950cm^2
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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Onda » Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:40 am

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Out of interest how does the 6m UFO compare low end power/wind range etc. to your 9m Naish Boxer?
What was the wind strength?
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I´ve had the first version of the Boxer (2019/2020?) in 8 m².
The 7 m² Ufo V2 has at least the same low end than the Boxer, if not better. The overall handling of the Ufo in low wind is very superior to the Boxer. All other properties of the Ufo are way ahead of the Boxer. Faster turning, stays in the air longer easier, lower pull in higher wind range.
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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Saffa365 » Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:31 pm

I’m a beginner weighing 68kg , manage to get going in 12knts on a 8m with no problems
North sense 135
North sonar cf85
C700 fuse and 1150 front wing
Hope this helps someone
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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 07, 2024 3:34 pm

Wolf of Ainsdale wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2023 5:31 pm
Hi new member here so be gentle. I have recently purchased a 7m second hand ufo and have just completed my first transitions with it. Love the kite. I have previously only used my north reach to foil and the difference in drift and downwind ability is amazing. Thinking of buying maybe a 9m and a 4m to complement it.

What are the wind range expectations of these kites at 80kg with large foil wing? I was out at about 12knots gusting 15k with the 7m and am not sure on the wind range at my weight. Is the 9m too close? Should I go for the 11m?

Any help appreciated.
i think they make a 10m now, v3

i love my ufo's. i'm 90 kg using 1050 cm front foil 4,5,7 ufo's v1's except for 4m=v2

5 is used 90% of the time. 13 mph-25 mph-ish. 4m 23mph and over

7m hardly ever use.

if i had to re do quiver with new ufo's, it would be 4 and a 5 and maybe an 8/9 but i've put my 7 up for sale.
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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 07, 2024 3:49 pm

Onda wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:12 pm
This "cheap" type of valve (soft PVC material) is wearing out if you leave the plug inside the valve permanently (have the valve closed permanently). With the consequence of small leaking after a couple of weeks / months.
It is essential to OPEN this valve after every use to prevent from wearing out.
The problem gets more serious when the kite gets older due to the placticizers slowly evaporating from the PVC, reducing the elasticity of the plastic.

It is really annoying that all brands are still using this super cheap material for the valves.
i have never encountered this particular problem. i have seen the glue go bad, usually from extreme heat or age, but the male/female part of the valve I haven't ever had a problem with.

i have some super old 2012 slingshot rally's i still use and the deflate valves work fine on them. i beat the crap out of those kites. and others. I have had a lot of slingshot kites and very few problems with valves.

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 07, 2024 3:52 pm

Saffa365 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2023 7:31 pm
I’m a beginner weighing 68kg , manage to get going in 12knts on a 8m with no problems
North sense 135
North sonar cf85
C700 fuse and 1150 front wing
Hope this helps someone
i am suprised you have c700 fuse if you are kiting. it must make your turns bigger.

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Saffa365 » Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:21 pm

I have c600 also , but I was under the impression that the longer fuse makes it a bit more pitch stable ?
Once I’m comfortable in both directions then I’ll move to the 600
But I’m happy to be educated otherwise 👍

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:41 pm

Correct Saffa365 :D

8) Peter

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Re: Ufo v2 quiver help

Postby papasmerf » Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:51 pm

Saffa365 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:21 pm
I have c600 also , but I was under the impression that the longer fuse makes it a bit more pitch stable ?
Once I’m comfortable in both directions then I’ll move to the 600
But I’m happy to be educated otherwise 👍
Yes, that’s right. I didn’t know you had both fuses. If your 1150 front wing is the first sonar from 2021 then that is such a fun wing. It seems to do everything great. IMO. I’ve been trying the ma1050v1 North has a ton of front wings for your setup.


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