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Anyone tried the Airush wave with fixed briddle settings yet?

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Created by Tammie A week ago, 21 Nov 2019
Tammie
4 posts
21 Nov 2019 8:46PM
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Hi,
who tried the Airush wave with the fixed briddle setup and what are your thoughts?

cbulota
WA, 1216 posts
23 Nov 2019 9:52AM
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Hi Tammie,

I've asked our Airush team wave riders to provide some input regarding your question as I'm not a Wave kite specialist myself. You should be getting some inputs on here from them soon.

Thanks

Christian (KiteBud & Airborne Kitesurfing)

Nath
WA, 111 posts
23 Nov 2019 11:03AM
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Hi Tammie, years ago I worked closely with Ozone designer Rob Whittall and he was all about performance with simplicity. He nailed it with the Reos and they performed really well without pulleys, the only issue in the early models was wanting a touch more responsive depower. Straight out of the box, the Airush Waves perform at another level again. I've had way too much fun to want to change anything so I haven't even tried yet, but definitely look forward to hearing from anyone who has.

swich
WA, 82 posts
23 Nov 2019 12:57PM
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Hi Tammie,
Simplicity is definitely a great thing specially if you put your kite down and get tumbled around in big swell. Regarding your question. Haven't had a chance to alter the bridal set up yet. But happy to be the guinea pig and try it out and let you know after a few sessions what I think.

swich
WA, 82 posts
23 Nov 2019 1:07PM
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Also there is a pretty good description on the Airush website about it which sums it up. airush.com/kites/wave-v9/

Tammie
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24 Nov 2019 7:53AM
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swich said..
Also there is a pretty good description on the Airush website about it which sums it up. airush.com/kites/wave-v9/


Hi Swich,
I know but prefer to hear from people who that used the fixed setup in real world conditions.....

carbine
WA, 1431 posts
24 Nov 2019 3:30PM
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Hi Tammie,

I've ridden. They turn and fly the same, I couldn't notice a difference in that aspect. What I did find is the depower feel is smoother with more feedback/guidance in the pressure of the bar to how it translates in to the power of the kite.

alfredo68
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24 Nov 2019 5:52PM
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carbine said..
Hi Tammie,

I've ridden. They turn and fly the same, I couldn't notice a difference in that aspect. What I did find is the depower feel is smoother with more feedback/guidance in the pressure of the bar to how it translates in to the power of the kite.


So which setting would you prefer??

Tammie
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25 Nov 2019 6:07AM
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carbine said..
Hi Tammie,

I've ridden. They turn and fly the same, I couldn't notice a difference in that aspect. What I did find is the depower feel is smoother with more feedback/guidance in the pressure of the bar to how it translates in to the power of the kite.


Thanks Carbine!

But do you mean the feel is smoother with the fixed setup?

swich
WA, 82 posts
27 Nov 2019 8:42PM
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Tammie said..

swich said..
Also there is a pretty good description on the Airush website about it which sums it up. airush.com/kites/wave-v9/



Hi Swich,
I know but prefer to hear from people who that used the fixed setup in real world conditions.....




Hey Tammie,


So I've had a chance to fly the 8m wave with the fix bridal set up. Noticed a big difference in the way it turns it's a lot more responsive. Which is good for someone who is used to working there Kite through the wind window whilst riding the waves.

However when you D power the kite. With the fixed bridal set up your back lines fully slack and therefore it does not have the nice drift it has with the pulley bridal setup. When you're going down the face of the wave and trying to D power the Kite to ride the wave and leaving your kite in the one position. It will back stall and not have that nice drift feeling with the pulley bridalsetup.

Was gonna make a short video on the difference between the pulley bridal set up and fixed bridal setup and the way it's rides. But have had a hectic week with work so might try and do it over the weekend. Hope this has helped you out for now.
Simon

Tammie
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28 Nov 2019 1:13AM
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Thank you Simon!

Tammie
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28 Nov 2019 1:13AM
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Thank you Simon!



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