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Best Waroo v/s Slingshot T2

Postby Zipeppe » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:28 pm

could you give me the principal differences between Best Waroo and Slingshot T2
I'm 75 kg. What measure is correct for me 9, 11 or 13
I understand that sling is more powerful of Best

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Postby endorphin » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:35 pm

T2 = classical Bowkite
Waroo = has more characteristics of a hybride kite

-> two kite quiver with 9+13m for a 75kg rider

first, take a closer look at a slinshot rev. :thumb:

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Postby sq225917 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:52 am

well the T2 is a revision of one of the worst kites ever made, and the waroo is one of the best selling kites ever made.

go figure. :wink:

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Postby plyguy » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:38 am

The SS T2 in the bigger sizes 11 and up I would say are great kites, way easier relaunch in light wind than a waroo due to the classic bow shape.
The T2 got rid of the inverting problems and the back stalling of first generation bows.
The Waroo will have lighter bar pressure because of no pulleys on bar,but won't be as reliable to relaunch in light wind as a true bow kite.
The SS T2 has 1 pump which was and still is an amazing system copied by most kite companies do some degree.
The prices for the SS T2 are super cheap right now and if you are looking for a bigger kite get the SS T2.

I have seen the SS T2 for as little as $ 999.99 canadian/us dollars.
Get the waroo for the higher wind stuff as the relaunch is not an issue with smaller kites in conditions above 15 knots.

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Postby Skyway Scott » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:12 am

Get yourself a waroo. It's truly a no brainer if those are your two choices.
Sizes are going to be dependent on your weight and wind speeds ridden in.

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Postby singlemalt » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:37 am

The Waroo relaunches extremely well in all sizes, even in light winds. It's also literally half the price of a T2 and carries an excellent warranty. Not badmouthing the T2, it's also a great kite. Try before you buy!

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Postby Skyway Scott » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:50 am

Isn't it about that time of year where SS prices drop precipitously?
The TD2 may have started out at twice as much, but surely they have dropped by now.

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Postby CaptainArgh » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:01 am

I fly T2s and love them. I'd say try before you buy.
The word I heard is that the Waroo was the kite to buy in '06.
In '07, the T2 is the one! (for stability and relaunch in particular. bar pressure...not so much)
But try them both!

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Postby Rockstar » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:39 pm

sq225917 wrote:well the T2 is a revision of one of the worst kites ever made, and the waroo is one of the best selling kites ever made.

go figure. :wink:
The Waroo is a revision of THE WORST kite EVER !!!

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Postby toyletbowl » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:15 pm

to give credit where credit is due, the waroo came out priced right and sold a lot of kites. it's a good kite nonetheless, but the new TD2 is much much improved over the TD1. hence the nervousness tone in sq's post. lol.

here's some specific differences or similarities that might help to decide.

price: TD2's are on sale at most all dealers, so the price difference is almost nil.

range: the TD2's are a bow style kite...similar to crossbows...hence when overpowered, you'll be much more solid with the TD2 and able to ride out gusts with speed. waroos tend to get overpowered in the gusts. guys will say they have tons of range, but they might have to slow down to get that range. so it's a false range.

construction: both of the newer models are made well. SS has always had a great reputation of build quality.

service: both are very good here also.

bar pressure: TD 2 is light for a bow kite, but the waroo is lighter.

these 2 kites are really not the same kite. if you want a kite that has the most range and jumps really really well, go with the TD2. if you want a lighter bar pressure, then the SS Rev is the choice for SS or the waroo if you so choose.

you ask about a 9m, 11m or 13m... what are the winds?

I'd go 9m and 14m TD2 and they are super powerful on the low end as you said.

Very fun kites to ride.


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