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by hongchew
Fri May 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3
Replies: 133
Views: 28772

Re: Helium 3

borist wrote:
jakoblondal wrote:Getting out in 10-13 knots with a 16m you suspect the kite to fall out of the air ...
Ehmmm....you're joking ....right?
Yeah the claim that in 10-13kts a16m falls out of the sky just casts serious doubt onto the credibility of the whole review. Overzealous maybe? :roll:
by hongchew
Thu May 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Helium 3 Kite Foiling Review

I now have 1 kite foiling session on 7m (15-25mph winds), 5 on the 9m (10-20 mph) and 2 on the 12m (10-15 mph) Helium v3’s, enough to form an opinion. The only real negative I have for these kites is they are not Hindenburg proof. Most causes of falling out of the sky were operator error, specifica...
by hongchew
Tue May 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 6 Reviews !
Replies: 90
Views: 38877

Re: Nitro 6 Reviews !

Personally I don't think the kite is the issue for a Nitro hinden-burging. I think it's a user experience/training issue. I live in Wellington area NZ and it's known for being very gusty. If you launch or land with the kite directly over head then it is asking for trouble. At the very least, let th...
by hongchew
Fri May 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 6 Reviews !
Replies: 90
Views: 38877

Re: Nitro 6 Reviews !

Yep..Ive had my 12m Nitro 6 Hindenberg too..When fling over head 12 o clock it wants to fly over me...as in behind me...Tried all settings to no avail...In fact Ive had it drop outa the sky 2outa 3 sessions in this manner and hit the tarmack and made shyte ot the leading edge...7 repair patches now...
by hongchew
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro 6 Reviews !
Replies: 90
Views: 38877

Re: Nitro 6 Reviews !

Has anyone had issues with the Nitro flying too high in the window and hindenburging? I have a 12m Nitro 6 and I think this has happened at least once per session, never been an issue on my Elements, and I'm used to riding in places with flukey unstable wind, keeping the kite moving, etc. It usuall...
by hongchew
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro v5
Replies: 17
Views: 4476

Re: Nitro v5

I'm having the same problem with 16m v5, no lift can't jump. But my 8m v4 jumps perfectly It is nearly impossible to get any significant air on a 16m. When you get up in that size the wind don't have any power to make the uplift. Like jumping a 15m, I only go op to 6-7 meters in a jump with that si...
by hongchew
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro v5
Replies: 17
Views: 4476

Re: Nitro v5

I'm having the same problem with 16m v5, no lift can't jump. But my 8m v4 jumps perfectly
by hongchew
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: EU BUYERS BEEN RIPPED OFF...
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: EU BUYERS BEEN RIPPED OFF...

Ever heard of taxes? So the US buyers dont pay any import taxes at all ...is that what your saying...Either way that kite has 110eu Tax added...wheres the other 85euro going... I bought zeeko hydrofoil which is based in Europe, and my price was about 17% cheaper than Europeans would pay because I p...
by hongchew
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switch 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 12244

Re: Switch 2018

I use a Cloud 13.5 for light wind foiling. Works great from 7kts on. But if it drops almost impossible to relaunch. I'd very much like a 1 strut kite. Those who say number not struts don't matter talk out of their ass.
by hongchew
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is controller 4 in development?
Replies: 173
Views: 60809

Re: Is controller 4 in development?

Hahaha. I went ahead and ordered a new 2016 LF bar for US$199 instead. Let's see what the prices are for the new kites :idea: