What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

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What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby andy666 » October 29th, 2017, 8:26 am

Well I have been chasing a 15m charger for a while now, but can’t find one.
This weekend though a 12m synergy and charger 1 have both become available. The synergy is half the price of the charger. So my dilemma is which should I get?
Is there a huge difference between the synergy and charger?
The synergy never had problems, but a lot of the charger 1’s did.
What is the wind range of each? (80kg rider on 138 TT)
Neither kite is exactly what I wanted. So should I get the synergy and save some money?
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby ikke » October 29th, 2017, 11:41 am

What is the price? A second hand 12m Charger 1 costs about 150 euro. For such a price I would not bother with a Synergy.
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby Airxpress » November 2nd, 2017, 6:04 pm

A Charger 2 - 15m... i have it right here! In rasta colors. Have been used 8 times. Let me know if you're interested.
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby CTB » November 2nd, 2017, 11:36 pm

and ive ot an 18m in rasta if needed
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby Hardwater Kiter » November 5th, 2017, 10:47 am

Depends on what you want from the kite. If more typical ac traits, stability, user friendly etc... then the Syn. More agressive, more demanding and more sporty LEI like performance, the Charger.

IMO the Syn was darn near a perfect Arc. The Charger 1 however is just tons of fun to ride. The Charger 2 is much more like the Syn than the original Charger.

I guess at the end of the day, if you want to play it safe and be sure you get a great kite without risk of getting one that was less than optimal, the Syn is a safe bet. And although not as sporty as a Charger 1, it is still one hell of a nice kite.
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby tog0713 » November 21st, 2017, 11:14 am

Had a Ch1 15 which nearly drowned me by constantly collapsing. Sent it to USA PL kite expert Traig in California. He modded it, but could never fix it. I feel like PLK ripped me off. Eventually replaced it with Ch2 which I love, I wouldn't touch a Ch1 15 with a ten foot pole...
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Re: What to get, Synergy or charger 1????

Postby andy666 » November 22nd, 2017, 1:34 pm

Well I ended up with the 12m synergy. I also picked up a 15m charger 1 for $100, so happy days :D
The charger is damaged and I’m hoping to get it repaired, but for $100 it was worth the gamble.
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