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6 hours ago, CHRIS K854 said:

Vapors were replaced as I wanted quicker kites, in 99% of conditions the diablos are faster, and round a buggy race course that's even more true 

I replaced my vapors over time so I got to know the overlaps with my new depowers.

the overlap of the depower kites is massive and it what gives them a big advantage over fixed bridle.

The 15 covers the usable range of the 16.1, 13.4, 11.2 and poss the 9.8 vapor.

the 11m covers 9.8, 7.8, 6.5, 5.4 and poss 4.5

the 8 covers 5.4, 4.5, 3.8, 3.2, 2.7

never quite got to the top end of the 8m yet and it's bloody mental flying a kite that big in big winds, once in the buggy it's easy but launching and landing is a bit of a bum clincher !!! 

Thanks mate thats great info.

9 minutes ago, Darren Tibbey said:

Thanks mate thats great info.

Did you import them or get it local?

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9 hours ago, .Joel said:

I think your opinion is wrong, I just needed more time to crap on it :D  Better? 

 

6M Peak is nowhere near for example the power my 6.5M Blade IV used to produce let alone a race kite.

 

There is no way a single peak will comfortably run the wind range of 4 fixed bridles.

2.0M, 3.5M, 5.0M, 8.5M.
That's everything from 8 knots to 25 knots, and covered comfortably.
Second hand I can build that quiver for less than $500.

 

WTF?  Show me any beginner or intermediate quiver that even offers 10 kites in the range?  
Stop snorting the white powder, evidently it's not talcum :P 

 

I think 3 depowers is the magic number to covering most wind ranges.  
Anything less than that, you're really going to find yourself at some point either grovelling for power or holding on for dear life.

Utter bullshit

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23 hours ago, Darren Tibbey said:

Just realised how expensive a f one diablo is. Ouch $3200

If that's the v2 then yes mega expensive !

I got 2 new V1's here in the UK at a very good price and one used 11m V1 at a good price from a guy in Oz.

Id say they cover the range of 3 kites really well if racing and the 4th only if your cruising as you would be very underpowered ! 

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2 hours ago, CHRIS K854 said:

Not tried a V2 yet but I can't see them being that much better ! 

Thing is i flew against  karen on sunday. the sonic2 beat the diablo v1 upwind .  only differences were the wheels we were on. my bigfoots and her talons. i couldnt hold as much power as i wanted without going sideways. i hope its the wheels. or we in trouble chris!

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On 14.12.2016 at 10:13 PM, socommk233 said:

  only differences were the wheels we were on. my bigfoots and her talons.

Bigfoot are Duros? And what are these talons?

thanks 

 

Daniel

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7 hours ago, Stinka said:

Bigfoot are Duros? And what are these talons?

thanks 

 

Daniel

Talons are custom built motocross side car wheels. Spoked yumminess with thin profile slick tyres.....disk wheels.

I have sysmic lenticulars on snake skins.

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