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kitesize dilemma

Postby mattenzuchtig » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:05 pm

hi guys,
just want your opinions...
weight 80kg dry
boards Airush cypher 27l. "lightwindboard" strapless
Airush compact 5'6 highwindboard strapped

wanna buy a set of Ozone Reo's. windrange 13knots till approx 35knts
should l buy 9/7/5. or 10/8/6

my gear at the moment are kites with a great low end but half slower and more than double barpressure against the Reo, my old hands cannot stand it anymore....
my set is 11m 9/7/5...
numbers l give are with no depower pulled and on 23m lines if l setup on 20m lines they go further (20m lines only used on the 7/5m)
my old kites range:
9m 13/14 knts till 18/19 knts
7m 18/19 till 25/27knts
5m 26/27 knts till ......in the 30.----..knts

l might be keeping the 11m for the lightwind sessions....

I have no idea about the Reo sizing in real world kiting , yes you can read at the website...but they seem to overlap a lot so it is a bit comfusing.

any idea/ help on this matter is appreciated

thx Matti :P

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby laz » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:17 am

keep the 11 and go 11/9/7/5

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby plummet » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:02 am

12,10,8,6 for a 4 kite quiver.
12,9,6 for a 3 kite.

That's what the dedicated wave guys ride round here.

Personally I think 9,6 gap is too big.

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:43 pm

laz wrote:keep the 11 and go 11/9/7/5
Agree fully :thumb:

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby mattenzuchtig » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:40 pm

Thx !
made up my mind...
Will keep my 5m and upgrade with 12 9 7

thx again!
Matti

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby pmaggie » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:22 am

12 9 6 IMO, 2 meters difference between the kites mean they overlap for the 60% of their wind range.

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby plummet » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:53 am

pmaggie wrote:12 9 6 IMO, 2 meters difference between the kites mean they overlap for the 60% of their wind range.
I see it quite often around here. the 12, 9, 6 guys quite often have a dilemma in the mid 20's too powered for the 9 to ride waves nicely or constantly grovel upwind on the 6m.

Guess what 8m or 7m is sweet on those days.

Your 12,9 7 5 quiver will be am awesome spread.

Having more kites to choose from means you can get more enjoyable sessions more often. Your not fly kites a there extremes. Also once the initial purchase is done the kites will last longer because you use each one less....

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby ITN » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:07 pm

Its a good job you are getting the 12m in your set up. Its a sweet kite in the breezes.

But i have a question regarding the 2015 Reos. I have the 12m 2015 reo and a 2013 10m, 8m, and 6m. it works great.

However I want to replace my 2013 kites. Shall i downsize them all one size (to 9m, 7m, 5m) or are the ranges the same between 2015 and 2013. I know the 2014 9m was equivalent to a 2013 10m but not sure about the 2015.

Thanks if anyone knows!

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:24 pm

plummet wrote:
pmaggie wrote:12 9 6 IMO, 2 meters difference between the kites mean they overlap for the 60% of their wind range.
I see it quite often around here. the 12, 9, 6 guys quite often have a dilemma in the mid 20's too powered for the 9 to ride waves nicely or constantly grovel upwind on the 6m.

Guess what 8m or 7m is sweet on those days.

Your 12,9 7 5 quiver will be am awesome spread.

Having more kites to choose from means you can get more enjoyable sessions more often. Your not fly kites a there extremes. Also once the initial purchase is done the kites will last longer because you use each one less....
Exactly :thumb:

9-6 has been tried by some waveriders here, and they utterly regret this, as it is waaaay too much spread, especially in this "normal" and sweet range where wavesurfing is at its best, namely the 6-7-8m2 range :naughty:

Some even has a 5-6-7-9-Something big or not because the gap from 5 to 7 is sometimes a bit big, although this is a luxury thing agree - but as Plummet says, you will wear the kites less, especially the 7 will hold longer, if you have a 6 to take over now and then but not sufficient for the smaller 5.

pmaggie, windranges and overlap got nothing in common with what real life teaches us works and what doesnt :roll:

Your size distribution will be awesome mattenzuchtig :rollgrin:

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Re: kitesize dilemma

Postby balugh » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:22 pm

Totally depends on person and conditions but if you've only got the readies for 2 kites go with a reasonable split. I've found 11 / 8 has worked with a couple of kite types now. The 11 works nice up to mid 20's mph and can still hold it down in gusts to 30. The 8 starts to work at about 20 mph and then can be ridden pretty much to the max of what I'm prepared to kite in. Some folks like 12/9...others 10/7. 7 and smaller is a storm kite for me...but I do weight 100kg. If you've got money for more kites....buy em all...:-)


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