8 meter venturi extensions or no extensions?
Posted: 09 May 2008 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi all, whatsup you guys figure whats better 24 met lines or 21 met?

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Posted: 09 May 2008 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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after having a few sessions on the 8m rise this is the most amazing kite that I HAVE EVER FLOWN ,24 m lines are best the kite is plenty quick without shorter lines but having the longer lines make boosting great also kiteloops great .I used to think the 10m rise was quick but after flying the 8m I wish the 10 m was quicker .At 27 knots I find   both jump about the same height, but when it gets to 30 knots on the 8m, jumps for me are bigger 7 to 8mt . .I have no depower on at 30 knots 85 kg nobile 125 -38 board. The low end of the 8m for me is 16 knots upwind, hope this helps graeme .

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Posted: 09 May 2008 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Tons Graeme, have been flying it on 21 lately but back on they go tomorrow, Jim agreed with you at the beach today so thats great I as well love the kite and am blown away literally at how low bottom end you can go with such a small sail area cheers have fun

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Posted: 11 May 2008 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I just tried the 8 on the 21 meter lines today and loooooved it! 

I had ridden it a bunch with the extensions but decided to give shorter a go as it was gusting to 40 knots today.  There is little less power with the shorter lines but not much, I did find the kite easier to fly on the shorter lines than I expected.  It seems like it is easier to tell what the kite is doing with the extensions off - which is good as this is one fast kite! 

I wanted to try some loops with the shorter lines but didn’t have the balls for it today.  It loops great with the extensions though.  Definitely try both the shorter and longer set up to see what you prefer.

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Posted: 11 May 2008 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thanks Cam yeah Iknow I liked it to for control, wow 40 knots thats a stiff breeze, had it out today in 25 knots plus on the 24 but the quicker setting but ran into a few problems so really didnt get a good feel maybe later in the week thanks for the input again

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