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#21 Baloo

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:09 AM

You Guys, wow you just keep making this addiction I have worse.

#22 antman

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:38 AM

i wonder if anybody has tried it with racerods..well where i live it will get used alot as many of you know.. put me down for one this winter..call u soon lolly
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

i wonder if anybody has tried it with racerods..well where i live it will get used alot as many of you know.. put me down for one this winter..call u soon lolly

Hi Ant,
Yep have tried it with Race in winds around 14/18 all good.
Just change to the 3's as the race starts over powering and getting twitchy.
If the winds in the 25's and up! leave the race in the bag.
It will not take long before the verts blow.
I know how you Jersey crew love your flamed rods!
If you are trying to make an extra vent lighter...erm fly a full vent!
Had one of the first prototypes flying in 6mph on race and 50lb lines.
(WHy? ..because you know someone will ask)
Only trouble was it would only climb to about 60% of the window. It was rather funny.
It was the little train that couldn't.
But I think that wind speed is covered somewhere else in the product range.LOL.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:58 PM

The Xtra vent will be added to the B-Series Colorizer I assume?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

When do we get it please? ( UK )
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 05:35 PM

Ooops, ha ha! I had promised I'd comment on MY experience with the XTRA a couple of weekends ago in Victoria. Yes, I did not manage to try one at all beforehand however, when Steve I pulled up to Clover Point for the 1st Annual Victoria Halloween Kite Festival (always held on a wednesday), we found it to be a pretty stiff breeze howling in off the water. I'd guess it was roughly 20 mph for an hour or so.

And, I must say, it's one awesome kite to fly in high winds. It felt firm on the end of the line, but, in the Bazzer tradition, it also has a light in the loafers kind of feel too.

Well, ok, maybe not but, it sure was a smooth flying kite. In fact, if I had the wind to support it, I'd likely fly nothing else, it was just that smooth with whatever you put it through.

Well done Bazzer!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:36 AM

bazzer.. i figured as much that you would have tried the flamerods in it..beleave it or not my 3 and 4 wraps get used more then those do..espical during the latefall and winter months when the winds get nasty ..the rest ofthe J.C will also tell you this
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:38 AM

When do we get it please? ( UK )

Working on the first batch from today. Will be at the factory asap.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

Brilliant !
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

I was just rereading this and noted that Bazzer mentioned using 3 Wrap over 4 Wrap as the 4 Wrap are too stiff.  
I guess I was thinking that 4 Wraps were the ticket, in fact when I ordered I think I was informed to use 4 Wrap rods.

So what is everybody else using???

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:15 PM

I use a 3 frame in my PoloVTD and I find it plenty strong. I've had it out in gusts in the 60's (km/h) and never felt worried about snapping.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:00 PM

We use 3 or 4, depending on the wind. Don't want the kite too stiff, but don't want so much bend in the leading edge either.
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

Most times 3s (under 25 mph), really windy 4s (up to 35 mph)! I'm going to try my "green race" set with it to see how I like that!! For when I use it, the black race rods would be a little too flexible!! IMHO!


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

Hmmm... Never tried a 3 wrap in my Xtra. I love how it feels with the 4 wrap. I will have to try it out asap.

When it comes to the Vented and Xtra, I'll never put below a 3 wrap frame in. The venting turns the feel mushy already, then framing down below a 3 wrap really kills the feel altogether. Not that it's not flyable with a Race frame.. I'd rather put the midvent or std up with a 3 wrap- btw those kites will never see higher than a 3 wrap. Just my personal preferences.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:26 AM

NEVER TRIED ANYTHING UNDER A 3 WRAP!

Dude!

Throw a 2 in an XTRA and fly instead of a high mid or low Vtd. Sweet. Actually it's a bit like light wind flying but with wind!

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:40 AM

NEVER TRIED ANYTHING UNDER A 3 WRAP!

Dude!

Throw a 2 in an XTRA and fly instead of a high mid or low Vtd. Sweet. Actually it's a bit like light wind flying but with wind!


Rob I've tried everything!
I don't like the 2 wrap or Race in my vented, not at all, couldn't imagine I'd like it in the Xtra... it's for the reason you said- like flying in light wind. I fly in light wind, and love the challenge, but I hate the lack of feeling, and I don't look to have less feeling/feedback in my Revs. I will mess with the 3 wrap some more. Soon.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

No worries. Go with what works for you.

The only times I've put a 4 frame in is when I make up a stack of at least 4 kites. To me, the kite feels a little slow and clunky. I'm lucky that I get to go up a sail rather than have to go up a frame.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

No worries. Go with what works for you.

The only times I've put a 4 frame in is when I make up a stack of at least 4 kites. To me, the kite feels a little slow and clunky. I'm lucky that I get to go up a sail rather than have to go up a frame.

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:41 PM

It would appear there is only one frame most of us agree on consistently - the SLE is too stiff for the 1.5 size lol.

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