P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

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P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

Postby arcprof » July 6th, 2013, 4:55 am

Hi Guys,
My ancient V19 is at the end of its life with the internals straps starting to break and I'm thinking about replacing it. I can't complain as I got the kite second hand from Bob Dawson (RIP) way back and she has done a lot of sea miles. There's a P2 18 as new for sale near here at about 1/2 the price of a new one. I don't want to stretch to a new Ch2 so was wondering what others here thought of the P2 18 as a replacement. I like the stability of the V19 and can hold it to 20knots. I tend just to park and ride with the V19 as it is slow to turn and requires a lot of arm pressure to get a reasonable jump happening although launching off a wave lip is a lot of fun with some nice float. I use a big directional in the light stuff. I've had phantoms in the past and although I've had no issues with stability or re-launch they were pretty slow turning. What do yr reckon?

Cheers,
Jim
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Re: P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

Postby Hardwater Kiter » July 7th, 2013, 3:04 am

Sounds like a good price for the Ph2 but the 18m will be underpowered compared to the 19m V2. This Phantom is a bit different than Phantom 1's.
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Re: P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

Postby bassett » July 7th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Projected area = more kite and power check out v 19 stats against p2 18
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Re: P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

Postby Timothy Grossnickle » July 13th, 2013, 1:24 am

Hi Bassett,

Good to hear you have managed to keep a V19 alive for so many years. With the Bob Dawson heritage I would say you own a collectors item.

Have ridden the P2 15 and P2 24 on the water as well as the V1 19 which I used as my main kite for several seasons. Found the P2 24 a bit of a slow turning dog. Liked the P2 15 on the water and found it lacking the grunt of the Ch2 15, but still a perfectly serviceable water kite. My conclusion based on the performance of the P2 15 aginst lots of experience on a V19 is saying I would think the P2 18 a step up from the V19. You will find the V19 spongy feeling and slow turning compared to the P2 18. Therefore, wouldn't hesitate to buy a P2 18 to replace the V19. What the P2 18 lacks in projected area and low end power, if anything, it will make up with a stiffer feel and quicker turning.

If you do get a P2 18 and use it on the water, let us know what you think...

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Re: P2 18 as a replacement for aging V1 19

Postby arcprof » July 13th, 2013, 11:50 pm

Thanks for your comments guys. Actually I like the spongy feel of the v19. It feels like you are attached to the clouds some days, a real armchair ride.

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