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by jumpinjoe
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 8423

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

I flew the 11m V3 this weekend and can say it has a lot more bar pressure than my V4 13m and quite a bit more than my V4 9m.
I think the newer kites have come a long way since V1, V2 and apparently even V3.
by jumpinjoe
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Helium?
Replies: 20
Views: 8423

Re: Kite Confusion: 13m Element vs 12m Nitro vs. 15.5m Heliu

I went from a 12m nitro to a 13m Element and at first was not sure if I'd like the Element (note I had a quiver of 1st generation elements years ago) but after using both for a while I decided to keep the Element. It's an excellent kite, goes up wind really well (slight edge to the nitro here), jump...
by jumpinjoe
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro5 12m & 10m
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

Re: Nitro5 12m & 10m

At one time I had a 12m, 10m and 8m. The 12 and 8 got used the most and the 10m by far the least. But there were days when the 10m was the perfect kite to have and I was glad I had it. My friends were over powered on their 12's and not having fun or underpowered on their 8's and not having fun. I no...
by jumpinjoe
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Element 13M V5 review
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Element 13M V5 review

I'm 6'4" and 205# so your results may differ than mine. Sunday I was out all day on the 13m Element in winds ranging from 13 to 16 knots and was able to ride either my 5'4" T-Rex or a North Whip strapless with ease. Did not do so well on the TT as I really needed a 14+m kite in completely offshore w...
by jumpinjoe
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Element 13M V5 review
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Element 13M V5 review

Would a 13m V4 review be helpful? If so, let me know and I'll share my thoughts on riding strapless with it.
by jumpinjoe
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controller3 QR mod
Replies: 10
Views: 5187

Re: Controller3 QR mod

Excellent - thanks!
by jumpinjoe
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Controller3 QR mod
Replies: 10
Views: 5187

Re: Controller3 QR mod

Pretty sweet set up. Like the simpleness of it. If one wanted to get all the parts and make their own where would we go and what exactly is used? What is the pulley on the rope slider? My friend started machining his own sliders and I tried one this weekend (first time using a rope vs the sliding dy...
by jumpinjoe
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro v5 14m opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 10057

Re: Nitro v5 14m opinions

Yes, this sounds like an end user error to me but it's an experience thing as you need to fly the Nitro in lighter winds more so than a smaller element or other kite like the Ozone. If you fly it properly it will develop more low end grunt than the other kites, if you don't fly the nitro properly in...
by jumpinjoe
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nitro v5 14m opinions
Replies: 27
Views: 10057

Re: Nitro v5 14m opinions

Yesterday I switched back and forth between a Nitro4 14m and Element4 13m. The nitro has more grunt and jumps better than the Element but you probably already know that. I thought the nitro turned relatively fast for a big kite but I appreciate the pivot turn on the element a lot more. The Element s...
by jumpinjoe
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extension lines anyone? Helium 18V1.
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Extension lines anyone? Helium 18V1.

I too have a v1 18m Helium. I have 2 Switch bars and took the 3m extensions off one bar and added them to the other, making my lines 26m long. I definitely picked up some low end but lost a little on the high end. It seems the Helium likes the 26m lines better than my v3 Nitro 12m which did not like...