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kite choice

Postby REV/LBH » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:01 am

hey guys i am 13 years old and weigh 60 kg, im on a 7 , 08 REV and im looking for a bigger kite for when its light to medium winds , i was just wondering what 09 kites are best for freestyle, wakestyle and wave riding,, since most of the time im struggling with almost every day being 12 -16 knts what kite should i look at ??? :) thanks

i was also wondering if im better off with a bow, C-shape or delta hybride ?
thanks

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Re: kite choice

Postby I Like Ozone Kites » Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:18 am

get a catapult kite

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Re: kite choice

Postby BullsShit.com » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:19 am

Eclipse Thruster for sure.
For your weight, 12 or 14 in light ass winds.
I am 190 pounds and use the 12 as the biggest, but I hate light winds.
If there is winds below 15, I use a surfboard.(or don't go out at all)
So I am guessing a 12m is the way to go for you.
Eclipse kites . com

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Re: kite choice

Postby BenWilder » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:27 am

For pure wakestyle havocs are great. Nice low end and great depower. Really easy to use and steady kites. Havocs works great on waves too. I think havoc is the most close to C kite feel but its hybrid kite.

For wakestyle eclipse kites might be too fast... They are better for freestyle and big air. You can get really big air with havocs too. Thruster is not grunty kite as havoc and thats why its not so good in wakestyle than havoc. Great kite though.

I'm 95 kg and do wakestyle with bindings. Kite havoc 12m and session 9m. I'm thinking of buying havoc 14/16m or session 14/16m for light wind days. Those we have lots in here.

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Re: kite choice

Postby reiley » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:20 pm

12m 14m wtf!! you dont need more than a 10m with good depower, you weight 120 pounds

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Re: kite choice

Postby edosan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:42 pm

Go for an hibrid "C" style. Deltas or Bows are not good for unhook tricks, since they have too much pull when you use it unhooked.

If you say WakeStyle Liquid Force Hi Fi will is my choise. The Havoc Gen3 Might be pretty good also

Naish, and North have good Kites also, haven't test them thoug...

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Re: kite choice

Postby rkite » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:58 pm

The bandit dos will match your wishes perfectly. Either a 10m or 12m given your weight and wind conditions. It has unreal performance across the disciplines of kiting. I was a past bow and hybrid kite rider until I tried the Delta-C shape.

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Re: kite choice

Postby switch313 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:15 pm

as you are light it wont effect you so much if you use a new c kite, and as you are young you will be pusing it eventually so a c will maximise you riding potential. relaunch in light winds...go for a 5th line- i think liquid force make no nonsense 5 th line bars- nothing to get in the way you dont even notice your flying with an extra line until you need it.,.

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Re: kite choice

Postby Tosi » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:08 pm

just fly a few of these kites and see which one feels the best
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Re: kite choice

Postby switch313 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:00 pm

nono...turbo? its got bridles and is flat, these kites are very bad for freestyle as they position badly in the window and hold massive bar pressure throughout the trick............... good for big jumps and learning.......then flat kites have no other use in my opinion.


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