Ozone C4 to Fuel progression?

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jam12
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I've been flying C4's for a while now and doing lots of unhooked riding. However recently I've been starting to get into kiteloops in a big way, absolutely can't get enough of the massive boost and power. I was wondering if it would be worth switching to fuels for the extra kiteloop factor? Or are they only just marginally better than hybrid c kites available on the market today?
Tone
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Hi,

I went from Fuels to C4s.

I learnt a lot more about kiteloops on the C4s and didn't get my ass handed to me as much.

You still get the wang and you can certainly get high enough to scare yourself.

I'd stick with em as you really do get a much larger wind range with the C4.

Tony
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What year C4s do you have? The 2013s are petter than the earlier ones for power in loops, and the 8m is perfect for me,
Tone
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fdvj wrote:What year C4s do you have? The 2013s are petter than the earlier ones for power in loops, and the 8m is perfect for me,
I am on a 2012 7m - lovely looping kite.

2013 10m - loops but you have to go HIGH!
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Get yourself a proper kite, Naish Torch, any year - they all do the business. King if the Air winner! :twisted:

But seriously, there's nothing you can't do on a C4 that you can do on a Fuel. Save your money just grow a bigger pair, if you want bigger loops you need bigger winds :wink:
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Get a set of *these, they're on offer next week with every GTS3

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That is if your Mangina hasn't grown over, with all that using Ozone...


*Ozone owners only get to try the little mincey ones on the end..
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GRF wrote:Get a set of *these, they're on offer next week with every GTS3

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That is if your Mangina hasn't grown over, with all that using Ozone...


*Ozone owners only get to try the little mincey ones on the end..
You have them left over from your Fuel days eh?
Tone
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Even when G was selling Fuels he told people not to buy them so actually coming on here and calling names, seems a little odd.

but yeah, grow some and go out when it is really windy.
fdvj
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GRF wrote:Get a set of *these, they're on offer next week with every GTS3

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That is if your Mangina hasn't grown over, with all that using Ozone...


*Ozone owners only get to try the little mincey ones on the end..
Is that what you had removed when you joined the Core team?
jam12
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fdvj wrote:What year C4s do you have? The 2013s are petter than the earlier ones for power in loops, and the 8m is perfect for me,
I'm riding an 2012 8m. I think the problem is I'm quite a small chap (65kg) and I seriously struggle to hold the power down over 28 knots or so, making timing an edge pretty difficult (even with a 133 board and boots). So I guess I need a 6m for when it's really pumping then! Anyone got one they're willing to part with?
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Tone wrote:Even when G was selling Fuels he told people not to buy them
No, what I used to tell people was not to buy them if you had to ask somebody (bunch of internet windowlickers) wether to or not.


JGTR wrote: You have them left over from your Fuel days eh?
fdvj wrote: Is that what you had removed when you joined the Core team?

And the answer to those two questions is my recent X-ray

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jam12 wrote:
fdvj wrote:What year C4s do you have? The 2013s are petter than the earlier ones for power in loops, and the 8m is perfect for me,
I'm riding an 2012 8m. I think the problem is I'm quite a small chap (65kg) and I seriously struggle to hold the power down over 28 knots or so, making timing an edge pretty difficult (even with a 133 board and boots). So I guess I need a 6m for when it's really pumping then! Anyone got one they're willing to part with?
One thing you could consider is lowering your harness hook if you're struggling to edge, you'll have to get used to it over again in the air, but it will give you the ability to edge harder, (Low like seat/shorts harness low, I weight 67 kgs and have to use a low hook, a waist has me all over the place).
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Is that 67kg with or without the bowling balls up your a**e :lol:
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Unless you can set your kite to Hadlow, you might as just give up and book yourself in for a vajazzle...
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North have excelled themselves again

I guess they invented 'Hadlow' as a description of kite characteristic too!
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