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Best wave/freeride kite

Postby denise » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:51 pm

Hi guys!
I need a very fast turning kite, like a wave kite but also good on upwind against strong Curtents. Where I wind surf at home is only about upwind all the time but I am always on my surf bord and some kites like the rebel are to slow turning. I do not like slow turning kites. I do not do jumps so..
Size 10 or 11 depending on the model
I tried the naish pivot and liked it. any other option that can blow my mind? I read about cabrinha drifter, epic surf.....But I do not know if dose ones are good upwinders.....
Any help

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby NYKiter » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:54 pm

denise wrote:kites like the rebel are to slow turning
really?

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby denise » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:08 pm

NYKiter wrote:
denise wrote:kites like the rebel are to slow turning
really?
I am not the o ly one who think that. A lot of power but on big sizes I do not like it.

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby Starsky » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:40 pm

Or Razor is very fast and powerful, so are the F-one bandits.

Both of those carry loads of low end power that would serve you well working against a current/sweep.

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby GregWoj » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:17 pm

North Neo

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby knotwindy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:56 pm

Slingshot Rally as long as you stay 10m and smaller. great upwind, great low end, great drift, fast enough in the 10M. Always try any you can find before you buy.

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby Do-it » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:33 pm

Starsky wrote:Or Razor is very fast and powerful, so are the F-one bandits.

Both of those carry loads of low end power that would serve you well working against a current/sweep.


I agree. I thought my rebel was a slow turner so I bought the 10m ocean rodeo razor and couldn't be happier. powerful kite and it drifts well. With that being said, I impulsively bought a brand new 2012 12m vegas for a great price. Haven't had it out yet, but I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby PAFF » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:39 pm

I really like the Naish Pivot, best allround kite i have tried in years.

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby denise » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:44 pm

The obly one I am able to try was the pivot size 12. It qas a little big but impressive fast turning kite for a 12. Any one with expirience with the cabrinha drifter and the pivot that can tell me the pros and cons between them? And also maybe comoare with the razor?
Thanks :P

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Re: Best wave/freeride kite

Postby clint2070 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:05 pm

Im on the pivots this year too. I love them. Every size flies the same even when depowered. Go with the pivot if you can.


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