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Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, wave

Postby austroKiter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a fun ~10m kite that fits between my 2010 8m RPM and 2011 12m OR Rise. I'm 82kg (180lbs).

Main criteria:
- Should loop nicely (similar to RPM or better)
- For tricks that need to be finished off with a loop (darkslide or handplant kiteloop backroll), the kite should generate good power in this kind of late loop to finish the trick (my 12m Rise fails at this)
- Should perform decent in waves (strapless wave usage about 25%, rest is twin tip in choppy to flat water conditions)
- Unhooked: Decent unhooked performance for simple tricks is a plus, I don't care about things like line slack (don't attempt handle passes)
- I prefer it if the kite has power on demand when parked versus having to fly it actively to generate power
- Prefer direct steering without too much delay

Any recommendations?

thomas

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby knotwindy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:03 am

me too,
who knows which is the perfect kite?

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby hmattar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:38 am

Except for the park for power criteria, airush varial x could be a great fit for you!
Try to demo one!

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby HAMLINDP » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:15 am

No doubt, the new Speed 4 10M!!!!!

I know everyone on the forum would agree! :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1-ghKG32Q

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby hmattar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:19 am

LOL FOIL KITE! :jump: :lol: :lol: :jump: :nono:

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby plummet » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:10 am

C4 fits most of that bill. bit you need to work it in lighter winds.

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby L0KI » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:47 am

knotwindy wrote:me too,
who knows which is the perfect kite?
:yes: Good one.

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby tautologies » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:43 am

austroKiter wrote:Hi,

I'm looking for a fun ~10m kite that fits between my 2010 8m RPM and 2011 12m OR Rise. I'm 82kg (180lbs).

Main criteria:
- Should loop nicely (similar to RPM or better)
- For tricks that need to be finished off with a loop (darkslide or handplant kiteloop backroll), the kite should generate good power in this kind of late loop to finish the trick (my 12m Rise fails at this)
- Should perform decent in waves (strapless wave usage about 25%, rest is twin tip in choppy to flat water conditions)
- Unhooked: Decent unhooked performance for simple tricks is a plus, I don't care about things like line slack (don't attempt handle passes)
- I prefer it if the kite has power on demand when parked versus having to fly it actively to generate power
- Prefer direct steering without too much delay

Any recommendations?

thomas


P-P-Park. Can do all of that. For more power on demand I'd say Ride, but the looping on kites that have power on demand will always be a tradeoff...it still finishes off with some power.

The dark slide and hover rotations with more powered loops for sure Park.

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby xray » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:22 am

Image North Fuse does it all for me with a great range too

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby haiku » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:36 am

Hi. Naish Park 10 2013......and that's It :thumb: !


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