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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby CaptainArgh » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:05 pm

iriejohn wrote:Changed my mind, going to stay with 7, 9, 12 Rally. I have an Airush Smart bar 5 on which I've put 5m Ozone extensions and taken off all the CL etc. stuff I don't use...
FAIL! EPIC FAIL!!!

Buying new gear is ALWAYS the right decision over making due with existing gear. :lol:
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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby iriejohn » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:54 pm

CaptainArgh wrote:
iriejohn wrote:Changed my mind, going to stay with 7, 9, 12 Rally. I have an Airush Smart bar 5 on which I've put 5m Ozone extensions and taken off all the CL etc. stuff I don't use...
FAIL! EPIC FAIL!!!

Buying new gear is ALWAYS the right decision over making due with existing gear. :lol:
;)
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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby iriejohn » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:35 pm

iriejohn wrote:
iriejohn wrote:I currently have 7m, 9m, 12m Rally. I'm thinking of replacing the 9m Rally with a 10m Rally, and the 12m Rally with a 13m Turbine.

I would also get rid of the rarely used 15m Contra (didn't use it at all in 2016) and use the 13m Turbine with the 146x46 Shinn King G as and when.

The 7m, 10m Rally is also a better traveling combo for me.
Changed my mind, going to stay with 7, 9, 12 Rally. I have an Airush Smart bar 5 on which I've put 5m Ozone extensions and taken off all the CL etc. stuff I don't use. On the widest setting this is 62cm = 24-1/2" which I hope will work fine with 29m lines.

Will use 29m lines with the 12m Rally and Shinn King G 146 x 46 when the wind is light. If it is OK from 10 knots + the Contra will go.
Correction. When I recently measured the Smartbar lines in the same way as a Slingshot Compstick bar the lines are 27.5m not 29m - which is fine of course.

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:17 am

This thread has been quiet awhile...

Has anyone else flown the new Turbine who is not a dealer and can comment? Particularly the 13M. :naughty:
I'm curious how that flies in light air as I'd like to swap out my 12M Rally for that 13M if it's the right call.

Thanks! :thumb:

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby iriejohn » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:02 pm

CaptainArgh wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:17 am
This thread has been quiet awhile...

Has anyone else flown the new Turbine who is not a dealer and can comment? Particularly the 13M. :naughty:
I'm curious how that flies in light air as I'd like to swap out my 12M Rally for that 13M if it's the right call.

Thanks! :thumb:

Because my next kite down is a 9m Rally I'm still interested in the top ends of Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m, and of course I'm also still interested in comparing the low end of the Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m. And as said above, not from dealers/sponsored riders etc. please.

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:51 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:02 pm
...Because my next kite down is a 9m Rally I'm still interested in the top ends of Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m, and of course I'm also still interested in comparing the low end of the Rally 12m vs Turbine 13m. And as said above, not from dealers/sponsored riders etc. please.
I can't comment on the Turbine 13M yet, but as you seem to be interested on the 12M Rally, I've had one for a number of years and can give you feedback. (maybe I already have?)

Note, I fly my 12M with the 23"x27M bar. So the line length may give me a mph better than folks on the 20" bar.

At 185 lbs, I can fly the 12M at 10mph, but can't hold wind on a twin tip until 12mph. The kite doesn't start to get fun until around 14mph on a twin tip, but it's fun at 12mph with a big directional. I've had some enjoyable light wind ocean downwinders on it with a big surf board or my wakesurfer. Sessions where other folks are standing on the beach wondering how I'm kiting. From experience, though, I pretty much don't bother launching until I see a 12mph sustained on a handheld meter.

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby iriejohn » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks, but as I said earlier I have a 12m Rally. 82kg/180lb.

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby CaptainArgh » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:44 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Thanks, but as I said earlier I have a 12m Rally. 82kg/180lb.
Who has time to read back in a thread? ;)

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Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Postby Lomcevak2 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:42 pm

A little off subject, but i have a question for Ripper tom. I am a new kiter. So far, i can ride both sides, upwind, downwind, transitions both sides. My actual quiver is a Turbine 2014 17m, an Ozone Edge 9m 2011 and a deceased Edge 13. I am planning a new kite for this summer. I am a cruising rider, no jump, not agressive. I am thinking about a Turbine 11 , 2017 or a rally 12, 2016. to replace my Edge 13. What do you suggest me to complete my Quiver. What kite and what bar. I am 5' 10" and weight 170 lbs. And i am 63 years old, but in great shape 😎😎😎😎


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