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[*] posted on 5-20-2010 at 09:14 AM
daily grind...starkites 13m ExA hybrid


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local kitesufer drops SS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-s hottest rig on me.

this is a tube kite with SLE bridle with c-kite like behavior.

one pump, yes i pumped it, since the tubes are smaller it was fairly quick and painless.

right out of the bag, set up was easy. solo launch from the sand and off.

light bar feel, powers just like a c-kite with depower like a bow. the safety line thing and main loop release i didn't like but once i got it organized it worked fine.

kite steers very quick full in with full power, which is reverse of ARC flying, with the bar out kite is virtually non-responsive.

on the water with the twin tip. surprisingly vague power turns into plenty of upwind drive. easy park and ride. well powered runs "seemed slow" compared to an arc ride. ARC rides seem to have a faster ride in general but require more wind for park and ride..

air'd out some jumps ... very good load and pop without alot of input. jumps were nothing like charger or arc for height and float but solid fun. loops where powered and snappy, with a flutter on the TE. safety line twisted with main def got my attention but swivel on the loop is there to untwist. very nimble with loops and down loops. unhooked seemed to be this things bonus feature, the kite seemed to fly even better unhooked!

bar and lines compared to the NAVI seemed very light duty. navi is really stout in comparison, and will want to put the navi with this kite soon, just for the center line safety management is better plus the bar stop on the navi is the best. bar stop on this kite bar set up just was not so good it kept popping loose.

water launch very straight forward predictable back line tension either side ..it rolls and goes. no surprises.

i suspect in about 5knots more this unit will deliver even more. hoping to hold this kite to 30mph, but more will require a smaller board.

solid fun kite !

although i have been solid arc user for 2 years on the water with good progression and love the arc magic. keeping up with kite technology adds tons to the total knowledge and skill base for better gear selection and comparison. the extreme light bar pressure gives a break to the shoulders as well!

flying skills i have gained from arc flying made this demo practically effortless. actually left me wanting more from the kite.

mastering foils gives you access to all.




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[*] posted on 5-20-2010 at 02:39 PM


Just be sure to get one of those oil adsorbent socks to drag around with ya.

As much as you kite, you could clean up east coast if need be.

And I hope you don't get any funny ideas about pump up kites. I'll need some more Arc tutoring one day.:D




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[*] posted on 5-20-2010 at 06:51 PM


the mixed bar feel , rate, and range within the window is helpful to break habits and progress skills like, it will power me on this

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[*] posted on 5-20-2010 at 07:02 PM


the arcs love the solid edge really sharp. the quicker and faster the better,

the board above is a speedy set up. the rail is different than my 140 tt. ...in light wind its a better match for me. plus the directional is another fun element in riding.




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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 06:04 AM


http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.as...

SK 13m ExA got harnessed with the NAVI bar , not a glitch . bar stop magic . lock it all the way down and GO!

this is a fun kite!

today back to back CH 15/AND something...




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[*] posted on 5-21-2010 at 07:24 AM


Another vicarious day at Hilton Head Island. Thanks for another trip Phree.



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