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Airush vapor ??

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Created by flow001 25 days ago, 27 Mar 2019
flow001
3 posts
27 Mar 2019 6:10PM
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Hi guys
Does anybody know what year this model is?



Cheers

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 75 posts
27 Mar 2019 9:49PM
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flow001 said..
Hi guys
Does anybody know what year this model is?



Cheers


Thinking 2007 or 8

cauncy
WA, 7044 posts
27 Mar 2019 8:07PM
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MMVII

crakas
QLD, 410 posts
28 Mar 2019 8:46PM
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Vapour 2 ? 2008 ?

I remember having a go on one of these and being impressed. The only thing I didn't like was it didn't have as much static grunt as I expected, but it did fly well and gave good feedback.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 660 posts
30 Mar 2019 9:41AM
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The Vapor was a good kite, but came with too many tuning options. If you really know what you are doing, you can get them to fly pretty well, but in my experience, there wouldn't be 1 in 10 kiters who know how to trim and rig them for optimum performance. I think this was the downfall of the Vapor, too technical. They tried to create a kite that was everything to everyone, and failed for all but the 1%.

Whenever I saw one flying, they were almost always badly rigged and were flying like sh1t.

DM

1likeBJ
WA, 138 posts
1 Apr 2019 6:58PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
The Vapor was a good kite, but came with too many tuning options. If you really know what you are doing, you can get them to fly pretty well, but in my experience, there wouldn't be 1 in 10 kiters who know how to trim and rig them for optimum performance. I think this was the downfall of the Vapor, too technical. They tried to create a kite that was everything to everyone, and failed for all but the 1%.

Whenever I saw one flying, they were almost always badly rigged and were flying like sh1t.

DM


Agree.

I still have a Vapor III 8.5 as my main strong wind kite. Great boosting and ok for freestyle and wave riding. Need to play with 5th line - the sweet spot changes with front line attachment point and you can change how it drifts by shortening the 5th further. They also sold with 4 line bridle system in US.

daggy
WA, 497 posts
9 Apr 2019 2:38PM
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looks crispy.



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