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New Equipment

Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:57 pm

I will be new to kiteboarding and am looking for new equipment. I have exp flying 2 & 4 line for some years. Is there a package deal that includes everything and a lesson. Thanks.
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Hi Mikey

Postby ChicagoKitesurfing » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:13 pm

Hi Mikey,

Yes, we can put something together for you. What is your body weight and waist size? Your weight will determine your first kite.

Have you seen the equipment at the KiteShop?
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Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:11 pm

Yeah, i saw the kiteshop. My waist is 35 and i'm weighing in @ 190. The fuel kite seems to be all the rage around here.
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Fuel

Postby bcruz » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:50 pm

The fuel is the best kite I have flown this year!
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Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:59 pm

How were the 2002 Fuels? I'm seeing some used deals on those from the ikitesurf site. Is there alot of diff from last years model?
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Postby bcruz » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:02 pm

The biggest difference while you are flying them is the way they handle gusts and how stable they are in the air. I had a chance to ride the two the other day and noticed quite a difference. The 2003 seem to fly farther upwind in a gust, but the 2002 seem to just pull harder. This makes it much easier to ride upwind and easier to stay in control in higher winds. This is not to say the 2002's aren't real nice. My best rides ever were on a 16m 2002.
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Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:58 pm

thanks bcruz, that is very helpful!
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2002 vs 2003

Postby ChicagoKitesurfing » Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:05 am

for 2002 vs 2003 Slingshot Fuel, I'd say the 2003 big kites turn a lot faster, which makes it more fun to jump, etc. There was a big jump in performance for most major kite brands from 2002 to 2003.
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Postby Mikey » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:41 pm

Is there a phone # to order stuff or a storefront. I need to know about a package dealio. Like how how much it would set me back. Thanks.
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Postby V » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:15 am

Mikey, you can give me a buzz at 847-489-5079.
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