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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby keegster17 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:39 pm

I am one for Ocean Rodeo Flite 17m. Turns great, light, I don't like the valve to pump it up, to cheap, however probably for weight reasons. I bought this with bar as well, it turns faster than my switch Element 13m. Nice kite.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby socommk23 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:51 pm

15m pansh aurora2 is my go to kite for light winds. Anything ftom 10kts up to 17kts comfortably.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:37 pm

The one that is not too big :lol:

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby Guttorm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:38 pm

Ozone Edge 19 with 32m lines is a wery good light wind kite combo if you are +100kg and still prefer to ride a TT. It has way more power than any other 17m lw tube kite because of its bigger sice and enormus camber, 10% more camber gives 10% more power and I have never seen an other kite with so much camber. Combined with my SS Glide with only heelside 5.5 cm fins (toeside fins creates drag) I can always kite and go upwind if someone else is able to do so on their TT no matter their weight. The kite has big wing tips, so it turns realy well, and faster than many of the popular 17m LW kites.
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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby hudstur » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:29 pm

Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5m with light bar pressure and stability. At 225 lbs. am out when others are on 17's.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby PullStrings » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:11 pm

Maybe the others were 260 lbs

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby Kitegrandad » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:32 am

OR Flites ! They are a great quiver if you switch between TT and Foiling. New V4 uses the same inflate valve as Cabrinha kites. I ride a 14.5 and 10M great range here in Florida.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:01 am

WIth a foil or extra wide grovel surfboard, 12m cloud gets me going in about 10 or 11 knots --especially with long lines. And still a fun kite to fly. The 17m cloud allows more board choices at 10+ and takes the bottom end down lower than is really fun, maybe 7-8 if steady wind and no chop.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby Johhnn » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:39 pm

Flysurfer Sonic 2, 15 m. With AlpineFoil "Sport" wing.

With old XLP hydrofoil wing it was the 12 m Speed 4 Lotus kite.

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Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

Postby Windigo1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:05 pm

Best Roca 17 amazing kite perfect all the way. Turns fast huge wind range 7 to 20 knots for me (210) goes upwind like a rocket, light bar pressure jumps easily even with little wind and the hangtime is phenomenal. Super stable in the air feels like a 5 struts kite even though it has 3 struts. Relaunches very easily. After 6 months I haven't found a single flaw. It's not as fast as my Flite was but the upwind is so much better.


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