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Old 01-17-2008, 10:33 AM
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Default 2008 Waroos

anyone have any quality time on the 2008 13m Waroo?

considering a 9/13 combo.. i know that the 9 has received rave reviews.

i think a 9 / 11 combo would be to tight of an overlap. i do love my 9/12 2006 overlap.. think 3 meters difference is spot on...but i'm playing the cards dealt ..
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:36 AM
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the 15 is nice, about as quick as last years 13m and thats not even on the fastest setting....
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:02 AM
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I have two sessions on the '08 13 m in over the last week. Going well so far. What sort of wind speed would you want to start using your 9 m in?
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:39 AM
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Default Warooo!!!

I have flown the 9 about 3 times, and I have to say that kite is the shiznizz! Fast, lots of range, loads of power, very stable unhooked! I have flow the 13 2 times and that kites is pretty sweet too! I thought it was a tad slow for my taste but I am not sure what settings it was on, but it still was fast enough I just would of liked it if it was a bit faster. Very smooth, it also had a lot of power too, and very smooth unhooked. Honestly if it was not for the Royal kites I have now I would be flying this years best kites. If you want to talk to someone that has flown the Waroo and the Hp a lot in each size you should talk to Wayne at www.pcbkitesurf.com. That is all he flys and has a lot of time on them. Also if you send a PM to a sandibottom on the forum, he has a lot of time on the 08 Best stuff too. He flys all Nemis, but has ridden the 08 waroo a lot too.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:21 PM
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I don't think you can go wrong with the 9m 'roo, Bryan.
In my opinion, it's the cherry in the quiver.

When I hopped on the 11m right after the 9m, I noticed a fairly obvious drop in "awesomeness". The 11m was still very good by most standards, but wasn't as sweet as the 9m, which is insane, imo.

Rick, if you are liking that 13, I strongly suggest you try the 9m for above stated reason.

Bryan, I would start by getting the 9m and figuring out it's low end. This will enable you to answer Rick's question.
I think you might be surprised. I am fairly confident Tom is dropping the 12m out of his quiver, hopping from 16m straight to 9m.
I know I did, and drop down from my big kite straight to the 9m at about 17 knots.
I don't see a need for a 12m kite anymore. Definitely DON'T get a 9 AND and 11m Waroo.

Is 13 as big as you are gonna go?!
Even Donna has a 15m Hyper... lol.
If a big kite is fast and performs like most 2007 11m kites, with an insane top end, may as well.

Anyway, free advice, from a guy who won't profit or lose from your decision.
I am sure my preferences are highly bias by my riding style, which is just a little bit of everything, all semi reasonable, but not great.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:33 PM
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bryan, you should jump on my 15m one day, you might like it enough to go straight from the 15m to the 9m....
ive been on it in 20 and was perfectly good.......
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:38 PM
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I have a 9 m Switchblade that does well in higher winds. Think I did about 170 miles of distance races with it last year. It would be neat to get some new kites that overlap my current quiver but then there is the cost issue.
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