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Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Fry » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:40 pm

Looking to get a kite for the 10-15 knt days, but I'm not sure
if its even worth going out in low wind for wakestyle? Board riding
will be a SS darkside with pb floyds. These are the kites I have in
mind:

LF Havoc 14m
Switchblade 14m
SS Rpm 14m

I weigh 155 lbs, any other kites I should be looking at? Or is it not
worth trying in low wind. Not sure about pure c's as relaunch in low
wind might be difficult. Thanks.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby exkites » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:00 am

Hi! Torch 14m2 2010 works perfectly for me 14-15 knt. my weight 85kg. 2010 model got much better low end than previous model.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby angelinversace » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:34 am

I ride a 12m Switch and weigh exactly the same as you man, with a 136 custom and ronix cells, that kite is dope for low end wakestyle. try it out if you can, you will be suprised by the lowend. You will be well powered at 15knots

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby bluerocketboy » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:52 am

I know its not exactly a wakestyle kite, but I have a 17m ozone zephyr which i ride under 15 knots with a 138 custom and boots, it gives better pull than probably any other LEI in those winds, so u can get some really good pop. its super nice unhooked too and easy relaunch.

i'm going upwind and popping unhooked rolls when 12 meter switchblades are going downwind with no tricks in sight.

the next kite in my quiver is a 12m C4.

Since i got it i've had 5 out of 6 sessions where i've been on the zephyr and couldn't have even got out on my 12 meter

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby insener » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:23 pm

Forget 10 knots, too painfull to ride boots, anything from 12knots and 138-140 board with boots any of those kites will work for you. I would go for 13 HiFi Comp over 14 Havoc, they have same grunt! Light wind setup on Comp gives you massive pull and POP and it's not pure C anymore, it's hybrid. Huge progress in relauch compared to last year HiFi and Comps, let go the bar and pull the line. 12 Envy will also work for your weight if you like park and ride and want max. easy reluanch. Tryed 14 RPM last year but with straps, so can't comment low end with boots, but it was also very grunty kite
I don't like that SLE's tends to backstall in turning (especially unhooked) in those light days and lack in pull when they turn, C shape gives you nice constant and smooth pull in turning and riding, real fun to ride!

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Fry » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:38 pm

Yes, thanks everyone for the tips. I'm leaning more to the Havoc 14 the windrange
seems pretty good for me and like the 4strut kites are super stable. Will be looking
for some closeout deals on them if I can find any. Thanks again!

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby alexprehn123 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:47 pm

or you could get a flysurfer speed 3 19m and be powered in 8 to 10 knots thats what i did and i can go almost ever day they are so worth the $ this is in 5-7 mph because im only 65 kg
http://vimeo.com/14157785

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby peligro18 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:49 pm

what about the rpm 14?

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby exkites » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:21 pm

One more vote for Torch 14m 2010. with 84kg works perfectly in 15 knt.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Ludmil » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:31 pm

exkites wrote:Hi! Torch 14m2 2010 works perfectly for me 14-15 knt. my weight 85kg. 2010 model got much better low end than previous model.


Sorry for being OT but do you think I can switch from 14 2009 to 12 2010?
I`m about 75 kilos and I have Momentum 132...
Will be the lo end of the 12 close to my old 14 2009?

Thx

L.


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