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11 - 12 Meter best kite ever made

Postby snowycarter » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:06 pm

Hello all....

I need to (or want to...) get a new 11 or 12. Prolly secondhand but maybe an 07 if the opportunity is there.

I have been a hardcore C rider for 3 - 4 years but would like to broaden my horizons by getting a sweet 11 or 12 that is a flat kite or bow kite.

The kite will be an all rounder. For bay and wave riding on a directional and also on a twin tip (128).

I am just an average intermediate rider, started back rolls and other basic stuff.... my previous quiver has been Raven 1's.

I have ridden the Crossbow 12 06 and 07 model and have not been overly impressed mostly because of the excessive bar pressure. Love the way they turn and fly though. I like light bar pressure and good power...

Let me hear the opinions out there. The GK Sonic looks impressive...

Aloha !

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Postby Dr_Rosen » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:11 pm

I now ride the Royal Eras. But until recently I had the Switchblade2 (2007) in 10+14 m2.
I am by no means an expert. But a Naish teamsailor where I live told me that in his opinion the Switchblade 2's were the best flat kites in 2007.

A friend of mine had GK Trix and liked them A LOT

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Postby aeberl » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:31 pm

If you come from an all C-kite background you probably might feel mutch more confortable with a hybrid SLE rather than a 100% bow. LF Havoc '08 or OR Rise Venturi come to mind. I am sure other manufacturers will have similar products.
Bows are great, I have been on them for two years now, but I would not consider them a universal tool. They have clear lmitations when it comes to unhooking and looping.
i hve swiched from my 11m '07 Waroo to the 10m LF Havoc '08 and could no be happier with tha decision. The Waroo is great, I still have the 7m one, but in the 10 t 13m range, the Havoc '08 clearly outperforms the Waroo in most aspects.

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Postby pierre.d » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:30 pm

Raven 2007 in 12, if you are coming from the one, you will love it.
I still prefer it than the helix in 12 ...and the wind range is huge.

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Postby hawks » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:09 pm

rrd 07 hypertype is a good hybrid but just demo some kites best way to fine the perfect one

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Postby Dr_Rosen » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:08 pm

If you live in Europe - I just spotted this one. But you gotta hurry - 1 hour to go: ... dZViewItem

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Postby kite-it-right » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:06 am

eh rippehr 2008

sick pop

best high performance sle on the market

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Postby Me! » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:39 am

The best 11-12 mts kites ever made ?!

11Fuel, 12 Octane, 11Rev ..

Im so proud of being a Slinshot rider, hah :D !

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Postby rozen409 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:11 am

if you like the cb2 so the best for you is sb2\3 turn more faster and less bar pressure its flat that feels like a very good c.

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Postby tiger20 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:26 am

* world's greatest kite currently: Cabrinha Switchblade 3
Runner up: Royal Era (Faster turning but not as durable as the SB3)

* Biased review. I have a full quiver of Switchblade 3 kites and I prefer kites in 1:1.

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