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Edge v9 power

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Created by ste A week ago, 9 Feb 2018
ste
WA, 364 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:12PM
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Does anyone agree who owns the new v9 edges, that the top end is much better and awesome performance, but the low end power isn't as good as the older edges, v8-7-6? I'm on the 9 mtre and doesn't quite have that low end pull like the older versions.
still an awesome kite! The high end is what I got it for.

cauncy
WA, 5822 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:43PM
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ste said..
Does anyone agree who owns the new v9 edges, that the top end is much better and awesome performance, but the low end power isn't as good as the older edges, v8-7-6? I'm on the 9 mtre and doesn't quite have that low end pull like the older versions.
still an awesome kite! The high end is what I got it for.


Wouldn't have a f......g clue ste


ste
WA, 364 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:52PM
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Blaaaaaaah!

cauncy
WA, 5822 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:55PM
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Jason from west oz gave me a run on the 9 up at coros, and later the 10 at woodies, for me the 9 was my preference, i noticed a massive improvement in the 9 on previous events models , the 10 felt pretty similar to the older model, it's been beefed up a tad so that might account for a couple of knts, it depowers a lot more I found on previous model, I had load of fun riding waves on my tt where the older model would always pull you from the wave and needed aggressive edging to stay amongst it, jumping on the 9 reqd a lot less technique, I found you needed to oversend the 10 to get it spot on, nice bloody kite though, new bar felt great too, new material and stronger construction in the struts might also add to its stability in its upper ranges

Greenarrowz
206 posts
Saturday , 17 Feb 2018 2:49PM
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Bottom end imo is definately better....

It turns more willingly than previous models allowing you to extract more out of the low end wind range by looping tighter.
The entire canopy just feels more intergrated and as one....
Maybe its all the added reinforcement..... beefed up struts, steer panel , leading edge, and trailing edge struts are a nice addition , these all add up to more
Stable wing.

Make sure your pigtails are on the right way because the V9 runs "uneven length" tails.

On one of my V9s the pigtails on the kite where reversed by me from new and it had no bottom end... i refitted them to factory default and got a gutload of bottom end back.

Its an amazing wing.

theDoctor
NSW, 4254 posts
Yesterday , 18 Feb 2018 9:34PM
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I find my 13 has similar bottom end to my zephyr

But no where near as good in the waves

Top end belongs to the edge



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