bigwave wrote:...I think you would not be disappointed with 2013, but it is a whole different feel . I think its a positive move.
CaptainArgh wrote:bigwave wrote:...I think you would not be disappointed with 2013, but it is a whole different feel . I think its a positive move.
Thanks for taking the time to write that, bw! Exactly the info I was looking for.
jrfiol wrote:...U change kites every year? Cool
jrfiol wrote:I am still on my 2011 rally 14m. Would u say the 2012 has the same upper end that the 2011?
jrfiol wrote:I use thia kite up till about 18kts.
jrfiol wrote:Dis the wings fold on u? I use all settings on the wing tip, but the furthest one out resulted in wing tip folding in 15kts
Are you riding mostly twin tips, surf boards or both?
The guys above are spot on. To add to it, the new 2013's have 3 struts plus 2 mini struts to help aid stability and less leach flutter. It's also a different profile in being a bit higher aspect, so it goes up wind a little better than 2012 14m. If bigger sizes, this can actually be a bigger advantage.
The reason I asked on surf boards is that I prefer the 2012's on surf boards. All sizes.
When riding fast and going into a turn, it's easier to lessen the pull on the 2012's. 2013's tend to want to pull me off the board. I ride strapless. That is partially due to the 2012 having a pivot turn if needed and the 2013 is more of an arcing turn.
Almost everything else though I prefer the 2013. Goes upwind better, jumps better for sure with better feel and more stable. Range might be a little better also.
I hope this helps,
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