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perfect wave kite

Postby tokite » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:20 pm

for myself after 11 years kiting it is at the moment the Nomad from Cabrinha. super stable, good turning, low end, good depower and beiing heavy I can kite a lot with the 7 and 9m with the 11m for light winds

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby gozokiteboarding » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:04 am

Id have to disagree I think the Eclipse Kima are the best wave kite I have found. Very stable and and lots of low end combined with fast turning make it a great wave kite

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby Geronimo79 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:49 am

What a perfect little pointless topic.

Well we are very happy for you that you bought a good kite for your liking and we hope you have much fun with it.... is this your point?

What about the Ben Wilson kite? or Switch Kites from Felix Pivec? Eclipse Kima used to be nice. Epic Renegade and whatever you have more on pure wave kites.

But in all cases good for you you spend your money on a kite you love.

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby candelaria » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:23 am

what do you guys think about north evo or rebel (both 2012) for wave?

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby plummet » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:57 am

i like me 6m reo when the wind is hauling and the waves are big its the kite to be on.

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby john a » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:52 pm

well yes agree - strange topic... Thought this topic was going to be about the qualities that makes a kite perform well in the waves. I´m not any good wave rider myself, but do sometimes have some fun in them. For me my favorite wave kite is the Kahoona V4. It has a good low end and amazing downwind drift, so I can just place the kite and carve down the line without thinking or worrying about the kite at all. And the quick pivot turning makes it turn on a dime without pulling me off the board, and lets me back out of big close out in no time. But I guess there´s a lot of good wave kites and opinions out there...

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby sq225917 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:46 pm

No two kiters ride the same way, and because of that we all have our prefences for different kites to suit our riding style and conditions.

What do we think make a good surf kite and why? What characteristics are most important to you and why? What do you need fast turning for, why do you need quick depower, where do they come in useful?

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby spoetnik » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:54 pm

No doubt, the Wainman Hawaii....

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby SupaEZ » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:27 am

tokite wrote:for myself after 11 years kiting it is at the moment the Nomad from Cabrinha. super stable, good turning, low end, good depower and beiing heavy I can kite a lot with the 7 and 9m with the 11m for light winds


This is fun :bravo: ...sooooo i will say say Rebel ....almost 13 years kiting in the surf. :surf: ..over 200 sessions a year :strong: ...I'm killing it out there whether on my 6,8.10 or 12M (i am still on 2011 models)....if you like staying hooked shredding waves nothing compares to this kite....quite a unique design in my opinion and many others around the world... :dance:

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Re: perfect wave kite

Postby 14ToeSide » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:45 pm

Have not found the perfect wave kite yet. Still looking. At 240 lbs need Tons of Juice!! I'm in the Supa Clydesdale ranks.


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