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Waroo Tips

Postby xtremebigair » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:08 pm

Here are the tips:
http://xtremebigair.com/bigair/forums/w ... bpage_ID=1

Feb 24, 2006:
I constantly updated these Waroo Tips so visit this web page for the current tips:
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I have been kiting with the Waroo 9M over a month, so far the 9M had
replaced my 12M, 10M and 8M kites. Waroo is trully an amazing kite.
Here are some tips that might be useful to you:

Waroo Tip: Buy your Waroo Kites from http://XtremeBigAir.com and Learn to let go of the BAR whenever you are in trouble, crashed, etc... The Waroo will depowered immediately!

Tip1: If you want to use your own control bar with the Waroo kite,
make sure that your chicken line is 25 inches long from the top of
your chicken loop to the knot connecting to the end of the depower
strap. You will also need to add/lengthen the depower strap so you can
reach it. Tune the kite so that when the bar is pull in, depower
strap is fully open and all the lines are equal and connect evenly on
the Waroo.

Tip2: When your kite crashed on the side window, just reach out and
pull on the upper back line and off the Waroo relaunches super easy

Tip3: When your Waroo kite crashed Leading Edge down, just push the
bar forward, then pull on one of the back line and the Waroo will
relaunch right away

Tip4: When your Waroo kite crashed in the surf and the back lines get
twisted with front line: a) let go of the bar b) reach up and hold the
Waroo by the front lines right above the depower strap, the Waroo is
now totally depowered c) unhook your chicken loop d)slowly put the bar
through the front lines to clear the twist between front lines and
back lines. Once all the lines are cleared, I then hook in and
relaunch the Waroo

Tip5: When your Waroo crashed leading edge down, straight down wind
from you, if you let the kite on its back completely, the Waroo might
get tumble. The best way to keep the Waroo from tumble is applying
pressure on your back lines. Keep the back line tight, then pull on
one back line and the Waroo will relaunch beautifully.

Tip6: As soon as you crashed, let go of the bar right away, this way
you won't be pulled from the Waroo kite and you will be right next to
the board if your board came off your feet.

Tip7: Landing the Waroo by yourself is very easy: bring the Waroo to
45 degree, turn the kite so that it is going down toward the
sand/landing area at the same time: unhook from the chicken loop,
reach up and grab the upper front line sharp (only one of the front
line-the upper one). This will make the waroo crashes nose down into
the wind. Practice this in light wind, then you will mastered it in
strong wind.

Tip8: Interesting Launching technique that others kiters have done it:
a) lay out and cleared your lines b) put weight on the chicken loop by
putting your board or sand bags over it (besure to leash your chicken
loop onto the board/sand bags) c) walk to your kite and launch your
kite d) now your waroo just sits on the side window, you just have to
walk to your control bar and hook in and go

Tip9: coming soon...

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Re: Waroo Tips

Postby Mads T » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:03 pm

Thx for the tips Kinsley 8)

It's freezing cold here, so we don't get much time in the water at the moment. I will try some of your tips next time I go out.
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Board Retrieving Tip

Postby OzBungy » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:44 pm

If you have crashed your kite and lost your board, forget about relaunching your kite (assuming it is safe and no waves or rocks etc are about to destroy it).

Just swim back to your board and grab it, put it on your feet etc. Chances are while you are doing that your kite has sorted itself out and is waiting to relaunch. If it hasn't then you can follow all the usual relaunch processes and you have your board on your feet where it belongs and it gives more tension to the lines when launching.

Even if the kite has not crashed, you can let go of the bar and swim backstroke to your board before the kite goes too far off line or crashes. Even if it does crash it relaunches so easily that it just doesn't matter. This is great for those short retrieves. For longer retrieves it is still easier to body drag.
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Postby troy » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:45 am

wow, this is like a whole new world of kiting with this puppy, from what these tips say.

I know this is gonna progress my kiting to a whole new level!
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Postby sq225917 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:12 pm

great tips kinsley.

another one for relaunch in marginal wind, with the kite nose down, just grab the back line leadrs and rock the kite from side to side until it pops up.
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Postby kusu » Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:46 pm

If your going to grab the osheet loop disconnect suicide first!
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Postby troy » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:49 pm

Kinsley,

What kind of leash do you use?

Have your tried the leash setup to the backline (optional) and If you have how does it work with the spinning.

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Postby xtremebigair » Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:17 pm

Hi Troy,
I use the suicidal/handle pass leash that connects to the chicken loop.
With the waroo, this is the way to go!
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Postby blue lion » Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:24 pm

i self launched and landed today by attaching the chicken loop to one of them things that screw into the ground for tying dogs to.works great,waroo just sits there waiting while you sort yourself out.
kinsley would you say that using a suicide leash on a waroo at the high end of it's wind range was a safe thing to do.i tried it in light winds and it was fine but not so sure about high winds. 8)
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Postby greenbloodcell » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:18 am

I used the included kite leash to self launch my Waroo 12. I just hooked the leash to my truck, used the velcro wrist strap to connect to the chicken loop, walked the kite out until the lines were tensioned. I had all the time in the world to walk back, grab the chicken loop and hook in. Granted, the following picture is with light wind, but I also did the same thing in strong winds, and the kite just rests on the wingtip. The same thing can be done to land. Get to your leash point, hook up the leash, unhook from your harness, and walk out to the depowered kite.
Slick as snot.
As far as riding the Waroo with a leash, it really doesn't need one. Yea, someone's going to say thats a bad idea, but come now, this kite turns off like a girl when you belch in her face. There's really no need for a leash in my opinion.
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Postby xtremebigair » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:18 am

he he :-) today I put the 9M Waroo in XTREME condition. We are having a massive storm with wind from 14mph to 35mph or more... I just know I could not walk back easily on the beach with the kite deflated... Anyway, the SE wind was side offshore, port tack and the waves were double overhead and super smooth face due to offshore wind. I kited for 2 hours in this crazy wind and waves condition and I was super stoked on the 9M waroo. It absorbed all the gusts and I had so much fun riding the smooth big waves.
Adrenaline is still pumping through my blood veins now :-) as I still having the vivid memory of this afternoon dropping in on those big double overhead waves, going down the line, looking back at the peak of the waves which was huge and the hearing the waves roaring behind me... :-)
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Postby troy » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:38 pm

I just got my 12m waroo today...

Pumped it up in the front yard to check it out. Excellent constuction...I am jacked up about riding with it.

A few questions though...(there is no manuel for the kite setup)

The knots coming off the kite bridal for the backline...do you connect to the last knot?

Also you connect the front lines to the pulley knot correct??

Also the oh sh*t handles have that climbing hinge thingy that connects to the leash on the right side...I assume you take that off if you are not using the leash in that fashion?? (I intend to use the leash from my kick lines and connect it to the chicken loop since the leash has a quick release)

Also, what effect does using a higher knot on the backline knots have? more power? or is it just to adjust lines of unequal length?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Postby xtremebigair » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:12 pm

Hi Troy,
Got my first real session on the Waroo 12M yesterday in 12mph wind on the beach and I was able to do some 15ft jump with it and my friend Justin P. who is 200 lbs was able to ride the Waroo 12M on FLX 152 and stay upwind.

Anyway, here is my recommendation for the Waroo 12M set up. You can always find the latest Waroo Tips and Set Up info at my web site: http://XtremeBigAir.com and go into Kiteboarding Forum:

Here is the set up on the 45cm Waroo Bar using 25M line set connect to the 3rd knot/middle knot of the back bridle line on the Waroo 12M.

On the 45cm Waroo Bar, you connect the back flying line to the last knot closest to the bar (41cm from the bar to the connection point).
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Set up instruction of your Waroo 9M or 12M

Postby xtremebigair » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:32 pm

Just want to let you know that I have set up a Waroo Tips web page here:

http://xtremebigair.com/bigair/forums/w ... &Site_ID=1

I have tested the current waroo bar 45cm and 55cm on the 12M waroo kite and both of the bar work great on 12M Waroo.

Here is the set up on the latest 45cm or 55CM Waroo Bar using 25M line set:
1) Connect your rear flying line to the 3rd knot/middle knot of the back bridle line on the Waroo 9M or 12M.

2) On the 45cm or 55cm Waroo Bar, you connect the rear flying line to the last knot closest to the bar on the rear leader line (41cm from the bar to the connection point).

See the attached picture at the Waroo Tips page.
http://xtremebigair.com/bigair/forums/w ... &Site_ID=1

If you have your leader line set up in the length that I am indicating on the attached picture (41") and connected it to the middle/third rear bridle line, your 9M/12M Waroo will be ready to fly out of the bag. Some of you have indicated that you want to use your old control bar. The attached picture should be able to help you with the setting for your control bar. Just be sure that all 4 flying lines are the same length. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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