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Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby WindJunkieFL » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:49 am

Anyone else catch a glimpse of this?



I owned Velocity kites for years, still have an old 11m. The bar pressure takes a toll on my elbows but they boost huge very easily. I never really had a chance to give the Apollos a shot but they always seemed kind of goofy with the long aspect and narrow body. They seemed to turn even slower than the Velocity.

Curious to hear the feedback once this new "AV8" hits the market

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby ramin77 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:43 pm

I flew a 14 Velocity back to back with a 14AV8 on a hydrofoil. Bar pressure was much less with the AV8. Boost and hang time was far superior on the AV8 as well. The AV8 is a touch slower than the Velocity and also has a little less low end. I have been flying Apollos as my go-to kite for hydrofoil in the 9m and 12m size. These kites are great for boosting but their relaunch is terrible and they are quite slow. AV8 is a great compromise between the Velocity and Apollo because it relaunches better and turns faster than Apollo without the crazy bar pressure of the Velocity. Overall I think the AV8 is a great kite for anyone hydrofoiling and also on twin tip for big boosting.

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby iriejohn » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:55 pm

AV8 (aviate) vs Eleveight (elevate), geddit? ;)

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby Toby » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:46 pm

What will be the biggest size ?

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby gator1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 am

A Crossbow.
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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby or6 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 am

SIZES: 9 / 11 / 14m

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:30 am

gator1 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 am
A Crossbow.
I may not be sad about that...

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby gator1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:20 am

Kamikuza wrote:
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gator1 wrote:
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A Crossbow.
I may not be sad about that...
I hear you there.
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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:49 am

ramin77 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:43 pm
I flew a 14 Velocity back to back with a 14AV8 on a hydrofoil. Bar pressure was much less with the AV8. Boost and hang time was far superior on the AV8 as well. The AV8 is a touch slower than the Velocity and also has a little less low end. I have been flying Apollos as my go-to kite for hydrofoil in the 9m and 12m size. These kites are great for boosting but their relaunch is terrible and they are quite slow. AV8 is a great compromise between the Velocity and Apollo because it relaunches better and turns faster than Apollo without the crazy bar pressure of the Velocity. Overall I think the AV8 is a great kite for anyone hydrofoiling and also on twin tip for big boosting.
As a Crossbow fan, I didn't like the Apollo.

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Re: Cabrinha's new kite - AV8

Postby Toby » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:55 am

official info out now!
Read and see it all here: viewtopic.php?t=2402673


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