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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Wisha » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Core GT 9m or 10.5m provide a lot of grunt for little kites!

10.5m in 12 knots provides enough grunt for decent pop (S-bends, mobes)
9m in 13 knots (great for looping, trucks upwind).

15Knots + and you are lit.

A year ago I would have never believed it. If you get a chance, try one.

I'm 88kg so I'm no feather weight.
PS - Delta C so relaunch is instant.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby peligro18 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:14 pm

i recived my 2011 rpm 14 m

i used with the options boots and a underground steeze 2010 139
bar 2010 20 m...
10 - 15 knots

upwind and doing ralleys and keepgoing downwind and than upwind no problem...
i put the the lines on the less bar preasure and the kite was flying fast for such a big kite
all the to blind that i try ended up with the kite on the water so relauch was piss easy

is more like a 16 m bow... i used to have...
now i have the 8 mts extensiosn for the 20 m bar...
and a 17" bar that is 25 with the 8 m extensios i am gonna go 32 for low wind :D and keeping the kite low


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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby gozokiteboarding » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:57 pm

I ride an Starkites Exa 11m in light wind work well in 12-17 knots and I'm a 135 pound rider so heavier guy might try the 13m. might be worth something to look into. Also the the north is a awesome wake-style kite.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Jetset » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:57 am

stay away from switchblades. The new 2013s are merely storm kites anymore. very disappointing

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby Bapt97 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:11 am

Im using an RRD obsession pro (cshape) 10,5 for 12+ knots of wind but im only 50.
A great kite for these conditions is a rrd obsession 12 or 13,5, easy relaunch

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby grandhavenski » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:31 pm

The 2015 Best TS is by far the best lightwind wakestyle I have tested. The 15m and 17m are the only large kites with good turning speed and slack.

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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby J Jones » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:07 am

I'm wondering if anyone has tried some wakestyle with a 2012 LF Envy 15m? I also need to know if you can pump this model up with a regular pump adapter?


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Re: Low Wind Wakestyle Kites: Advice

Postby LTD WaterSports » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:59 am

I have been thriving in light wind for the last 7 yrs. over the years I ve come to ride every light wind kite out there. In all of my years research and testing the Best TS 15m is the baddest light wind freestyle kite to date.
The switchblade doesn't slack at all. The RPM is a good choice but harder to relaunch. Core is nice but I can't stand the bar. The TS just makes a rider progress. It's light bar feel will have you throwing down back mobes in no time. I say that as a personnel experience, trying for two years and final stomped it on a 15m TS.
I travel a lot and notice most areas with windy conditions I've noticed locals won't go out when it's 10knots. I think there missing out, that's the time to dial in some new Wakestyle tricks.

Get out and ride in 10 knots! It can be well worth the pump!

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