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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby bmcfiv » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:10 am

Alright... 2nd time on the kite and I just broke my height record in comparatively low wind... BOOM! On FS 12M in 19 knots gusting to 21; with wave kicker made it slightly over 30 ft. I could have handled a lot more wind, maybe 25 knots? To compare, my max jump on the LF Envy 12 was 22 ft, almost a 50% improvement. My previous record was 28 ft on a LF Envy 7M in 30-35 knots. Can't wait for big wind!

Other observations.
- Accelerates faster.
- More all around control
- Kite infinitely more responsive.
- Window not as large a bow kite, but still plenty large.
- I couldn't get it to stall! I had some decent wipe outs where my Envy would have been toast, but the FS just sat there waiting for me.
- Harder to relaunch, but that goes with a C. Not bad after a couple times.

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby bmcfiv » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Update. This kite boosts!

First time on the FS09 I broke my height record, 37.5 feet in 25g30. Prior record (other than FS12) was 28 ft on Liquid Force NV07 in 30G35. That's basically 35% more air in 20% less wind. Ridiculous. It did stall once, but completely my fault, swung way underneath and landed in water. Took a couple seconds to pop it back out of water. I had it at 9 PSI, I recommend that in higher wind days.

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby jeromeL » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:58 pm

bmcfiv wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Update. This kite boosts!

First time on the FS09 I broke my height record, 37.5 feet in 25g30. Prior record (other than FS12) was 28 ft on Liquid Force NV07 in 30G35. That's basically 35% more air in 20% less wind. Ridiculous. It did stall once, but completely my fault, swung way underneath and landed in water. Took a couple seconds to pop it back out of water. I had it at 9 PSI, I recommend that in higher wind days.
Looks nice, got to try the FS. Looking at some videos it seems to loop ok too, though a bit pivoty on some.

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby bmcfiv » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:37 pm

Some big numbers being registered on Woo, 78 and 73 ft...

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby Partydk » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 pm

Yes Both Rasmus and Anders are using Eleveight FS.
Go out and try it :-)

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Kent Ellegaard

Kite danmark - Kitesurfing - Kitesurf - Eleveight Kite

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby fabsix » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi,

does the FS in 10m work well for heavier riders? I am around 95KGs. Looking to buy one for boosting and kiteloops.

Thanks for the feedback

Fab.

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby Kitemanmuc » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:50 am

fabsix wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Hi,

does the FS in 10m work well for heavier riders? I am around 95KGs. Looking to buy one for boosting and kiteloops.

Thanks for the feedback

Fab.
Actually wondering the same

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Re: Eleveight FS Review

Postby daspi » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:41 pm

I don't see why it wouldn't work for heavier riders? I am not heavy but I see no reason why not. When this kite is loaded, it is extremely exciting. Explosive jumps and loops like a dream. My personal best is 62ft on the 10m. Just try one if you get a chance.


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