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Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 am

Hello everyone,

So ive about 15 sessions on my Ozone UL v2 15m, and after i tested a R1V2 i decided that i could go even bigger in size for lightwind madness with great performance, there is plenty of r1v2 used on the market so now the question is: the 17m or the 19m ? Im about 80kg, have anyone tested this two kites?

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Tone » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 pm

I would get a 15m R1V2. It will be a lot higher performance than your UL.

I may have misunderstood you though.

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:40 pm

Well now I want more power, my 15m starts early but I want even earlier and with more power :) that's why the 17 or 19

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby bigcane » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Suggest the 19, you need bigger increments between kite sizes in light winds to feel the difference.

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby borist » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:03 pm

19. It is pointless to compromise at very low end

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Nem0 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm

With the same weight I use a 18m diablo which is for sale!
You also can test a 18m Sonic2...
I think the 21m SonicRACE or Speed5 are too bin...

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby joriws » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Everytime I and my friends have tried back to back same model foil kites we have chosen 15m over 18m for free riding / twin tip (speed3, speed4, sonic1 and sonic2). 15 being more agile is easier to fly on ultra low wind practically giving same low end for 70-110kg riders.

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm

For 80kg if you seek for extreme low end, you need surface ... so 19m (foil or twintype) ;
For the last half knots, be prepared to add line extensions for waterstart even if it is not very coherent with a race foil kite.

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Nem0 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:19 pm

joriws wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Everytime I and my friends have tried back to back same model foil kites we have chosen 15m over 18m for free riding / twin tip (speed3, speed4, sonic1 and sonic2). 15 being more agile is easier to fly on ultra low wind practically giving same low end for 70-110kg riders.
18m is more powerful than 15m.
You can get same lowend with 15m but to reach this, You have to move it a lot.

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Re: Going even bigger foil kite, what size?

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 pm

joriws wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Everytime I and my friends have tried back to back same model foil kites we have chosen 15m over 18m for free riding / twin tip (speed3, speed4, sonic1 and sonic2). 15 being more agile is easier to fly on ultra low wind practically giving same low end for 70-110kg riders.

Agree 100 % with this :thumb:

BUT, this is because I have it the same way, loving freeride fun and agility more than anything else....

I think that you Pedro, just a guess on your "character" from your postings, should choose the 19 m2, as you like to go fast when too light for "freestyle" as such.
And save the freestyle/moves fun for a bit more wind.

In short: The bigger will have a marginally better marginal end, indeed, so choose the 19 as this is what you seek now it seems Pedro :rollgrin:

For some of us, we will drop the fraction of a knot better lowend (and a LOT less up/downwind performance of course) to get more agility instead :naughty:

I would not be in doubt you should go big with your talent and power, and you seek the lowest end possible I think :D

8) Peter


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