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Elo1




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[*] posted on 5-12-2005 at 05:14 AM
frenzie or samuri


Hi I got a chance to get a second hand 5 metre 04 frenzie quite cheap (about 270), or im gonna buy a new 5 or 6 meter samuri. I was wondering which you guys would recomenod.

Im pretty much a beginier, though i have flown quite a lot of my mates 4.9 and 6.6 blade on the weekends over the last 3 months, so im starting to get the hang of it. I did slightly fracture one of my ribs last weekend though, so want something a bit safe !

My aim is to get a landboard after another month or two, and move onto that once ive mastered static kiting.

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[*] posted on 5-13-2005 at 08:29 PM


These are two totally differnt kites. The Samurai will be much more powerful in the same wind as a frenzy that small. Another thing to consider is how much wind you will need to fly a frenzy that small. My good friend has a 9.5 and it really takes 10-12 to get it going good, and is not well powered up until about 15. I imagine the 5m frenzy would take tons of wind. Another thing, the Frenzy is going to be a lifty kite flown on a harness and bar, while the Sami will no be so lifty, and you can fly it on a bar or handles, but it is not de-powerable like the frenzy. What do you really want out of the kite? If you are used to flying blades, you will be a bit disappointed by the Sami for lack of lift.

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[*] posted on 5-14-2005 at 06:33 AM


hmm. I see what you mean. Im only flying the blade because my mate has them, not through choice, i dont like there upredictability and have been drawn to get a ozone beacause they are supposed to be so stable.

My main goal is to get good enough quickly to be able to landboard reasonably well towards the end of this summer. The main target then being next year, to be good enough to be able to go on holidays either kitesurfing are snowkiting. But thats next year and no doubt ill need a new kite for that. then.

So for this year id like a kite that would get my good at landboarding, safely, and quickly. From what you say the 5 meter frenzy may not have enough pull for that. Maybe I'm better off going for a 6 meter samurai ? I do want to put safety first though, so do you think im better with a 5 meter or 6 meter samurai, bearing in mind im a beginer really. My local wind conditions vary a lot, but lets say average anywhere between about 4 mph and 20 mph.

I dont mind doing jumps once im good, but not really that into them at the moment. I fractured a rib last weekend on my mates blade doing a jump, so main thing as i say want to get good on the board this summer - safely if possible ! I dont like being injured ! Ill get a board after ive practised on the kite a month or so.

I like the idea of the depower things as that sounds fun, but bottom line is i want a kite that will get me good at boarding.

what u think, frenzie or samuri ?
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[*] posted on 5-14-2005 at 01:33 PM


Don't get either a frenzy or samurai. Why change horses in midstream? You have experience with large Blades so why not get yourself a smaller Blade to learn with? You can get larger kites when your skill gets better. Blades are NOT unpredictable. To the contrary, they are one of the most user-friendly kites on the market. While they have more vertical lift than some, what does that same force do when you want to be pulled horizontally? Yup, they pull that way too! Their upwind capability is excellent.

With a wind range like yours you can fly any size Blade you like. Get a 3-meter Blade and let it teach you how to fly. Then when you can fly it with your eyes closed go up a size or two. OK, there's my $.02




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[*] posted on 5-15-2005 at 07:44 PM


Im not going to try and sway you to something you really are not looking for, but I personally love my blades as you can see from my sig. Maybe really for landboarding, a 7.5 would be a good frenzy size to start, and add a 12 later. That would be a pretty good total kit just for boarding.

Just my openion. I think the 5m is a bit small for a de-power.

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