Kite Model: 2008 waroo,08-13M Bularoo,07-13M Yarga
Riding conditions:windy chop or lighter winds
Board:138 LF Mission, 139 LF custom, skimboard,
surf board un-strapped and strapped
Kite Package: List your opinion on the overall kite package, accessories and spares etc?
These kites are coming out really good, I just tried the 08’s Waroo's bought them and they are good jumping, floaty airs
Plus I like to FEEL the kite in the bar when I’m flying it
take away the feel like some bow kites and it's like you can't feel the kite
Build Quality and finish: How is it made, what is it made of, how does it last?
Good construction I crashed one of the 11m (07 waroo) in some pretty good sized whitewater and the kite not only survived but relaunched after getting tossed around and worked pretty good!
Handling: Ease of use, safety, relaunch, set up and pack-down?
All good very user friendly and safety features work well.
Bluaroo one pump is fast to set up and works well, holds it's shape good too.
Key Product features: What are the standout features, what do they do, why are they important to you?
Like the safety below the bar and the kite bar pressure
( I like to feel the kite okay not some triple pulley bs)
and also the jumps are unreal
Performance: How does it perform, upwind, jumping, depower, turning?
Upwind better than most c kites ( I have flown c kites and still have them)
I started out on 2001 Naish,Slingshot and Cabrinha kites.
They were not that great at the time, compared to today's kites at going up wind but they pulled like a tractor trailer truck and maybe can boost good.
The past couple of years have been riding C kites including the 04 Yarga11m and a EH 13M these are good kites as far as basic c kites go.
Also have been riding the Slingshot fuels and North Rihno's (05-07) and tried the slingshot link and the slingshot turbo diesel as well.
I also tried the Eh rippher and the 07 waroo 11m
I wanted to get into bow kites but there were many options, brands and shapes, styles now to choose from.
I did get to try a few out and like the Best Waroo as it still has a little c kite feel in it and allot of depower as well.
Jumping very good,high floaty jumps! lots of airtime
Depower, kite has allot of range just on the bar, have not really had to de-power that much with the strap but it’s nice to know that I have that range
Suitability: How does this kite suit your riding, what type of rider would enjoy it?
The Waroo-Anyone from a beginner to a freestyle to wakestyle.
Huge massive floaty airs! unreal hangtime okay
I also like the Best Yarga 07 kite,13M it is like a c kite but is like a hybred SLE or supported leading edge(okay it is a hybred) great kites as well.
I’m going to get the 9M too!
Improvements: How would you improve the kite, what would make it perfect?
All kites have the little things that are annoying but overall the waroo and other best kites have been refined over the years and have came along great.
Put a large fan motor say 3-5 Horsepower on the Waroo 2010 kites
OR on a backpack so that I can fly my kite when there is no wind (which seems like 40% of the time around here).
Make them nuke proof but that would make them a little too heavy giving up precious airtime they are pretty solid as they are. (keep boards reef and waves over 3ft away) They are good in that respect if you take care of them smile
Maybe offer up some q power lines as an option but the stock lines are pretty good, also maybe change the bar a little but the grip and the feel and the steel insert are great!
Like flying FOUR line kites, this is one of the things that I liked about the best kites they are simple proven and fun to use
In super gusty winds noticed that the 11M did some opening and closing, in these type of conditions most kites will do the same thing. The gusts hit and the wind is un steady. Pumping up the leading edge harder may have helped this.Wind speed fluctations are hard on the shape.(gusts)
I'm sure that the nemisi HP is better at this respect because it is harder and firmer shape but have not tried them, the rep said they are the stuff!
17M Waroo could have more low end, the jumps are amazing high and floaty but the super low end is (for me at 205#) a little underpowered.
Not the kite it's the wind here!
Thinking of maybe the 20m Waroo for our blighted wind side of the island :)
Conclusion: Overall thoughts on the kite
Great all around kites for the money and the safety and re-launch are good as well.
I have bought and sold many kites and these are pretty fun to fly! Makes big air even longer airtime.
I also want to add that Nicco in sales was really helpful in selecting my kites and answering my questions,fast shipping as well. Thanks to the sales department and have patience they get like about 100 phone calls and 100's of emails in one day!Props to the sales people thanks again.