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Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

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zolty
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Favorite Beaches: Costa Rica- Bahia salinas
Vietnam - Mui Ne
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Style: Big air, airstyle,
Gear: Lieuwe Shotgun 136
Flysurfer Speed 5 15m
Ventum kites Xcite 9m,12m
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Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

Postby zolty » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:55 pm

Brand new brand - Ventum, I got the chance to be an early bird so I tried.
The kite is open C shaped, they claim it is good for waves freestyle and also does nice air.
The 9m and 12m price was exactly as a 12m kite would cost of diff brand. I think that's a big deal, that made me curious so i went to try.

I am intermediate kiter 10+ yrs kiting, 6 yrs teaching full time. 74 kg rider and always riding on a 136x40.5 board. Minly air stuff, board offs, kiteloops.
Riding mostly betewwn 9kn -25n . The test was in Kenya, Diani for 3 months. :D

This time I used both 30-30 times at least. This is quite a good amount of session I think!
12 m from 12-13 knots OK, 14-17 fun, till 22 kn i held it, it was stroooong. BUt nice airs I went over 10m.
9m from 16-17 kn only till 23 maybe 25 (the wind was never too much for that here)

Pro: Price, it flies similar to a Dice or Ozone Enduro overall great speed, nice dynamic movements. 9 turns incredible fast, amazing kiteloop. 12 is OK turning very predictable, direct and reliable service from the kite company for replacements

Con: some afraid to buy small brands as it is harder to sell (not in my experience), I believe no big stock if all of your friends want it, probably harder to find replacement valves. Quality issues will be only figured in the long term, and i will update the post if any.

Made a video review about this! Check it out :)



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foilholio
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Re: Kite gear on budget? Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

Postby foilholio » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:05 pm

They are not that new I think. They certainly have a lot of rare poster suddenly here.

Pansh is the cheapest brand, but they only do foil kites.

zolty
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Vietnam - Mui Ne
Kenya - Diani
Italy - Lake Como
Style: Big air, airstyle,
Gear: Lieuwe Shotgun 136
Flysurfer Speed 5 15m
Ventum kites Xcite 9m,12m
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Re: Kite gear on budget? Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

Postby zolty » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:59 am

Ventum is brand new, the first batch of kites came out 2019 September!

Yeah i had some pansh stuff :) Super instable foil kites especially on the edge of the window :)) BUt they so affordable, that's a big plus, even just to start toying in the field, it is amazing fun.
I remember had it for 100 eur like a 5 m something, now gave it to a friend to learn some kiting shit :)

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Re: Kite gear on budget? Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:33 am

Free tip. Their website need some image compression - they are about double the size they need to be.

Will make it more speedy..and seo loves speedy site too.. :-)
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Ventum (Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:13 pm)
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Ventum
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Re: Ventum kiteboarding - Xcite test

Postby Ventum » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:16 pm

@Zolty, thanks for making this effor! Super happy with this.

@longwhitecloud, will do this next month, indeed had not done that so far. Thanks for the tip!

Some more independent reviews are on the way.


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