Maybe we should make another thread for it? I think there is a huge improvement....and yea it looks spectacular.
The 10 pivot for boosting. It's a gnarly kite. Pivot is more grunty, but the slash way easier on a wave. I'd venture to say pivot on turning speed, but both are fast kites..Flyboy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:48 amRead through this thread - still could use clarification: Pivot or Slash? 10m size as large kite for 150 lb rider, mostly on SB, but sometimes on TT jumping. Which kite turns faster? Which kite depowers better on wave? Difference in boost & float between the two? Difference in low end between the two? The Pivot is obviously the better known, more popular kite, but is there really that much difference between the Slash & the Pivot?
If it is meant as the large kite, it sounds like it is for lighter winds. In that case check out the Boxer if you have a chance.
We don't kite at the same place ... but in any case it's not Maui, or One Eye, so yes, it's mostly cross-on, or onshore. But my understanding of "drift" is the opposite of yours. To me, drift means the ability of the kite to stay aloft & controllable when you're moving towards the kite & therefore slackening the lines. Surely, this happens more in side-shore conditions you are going "down the line", ie. moving towards the kite without moving the kite much. In onshore conditions you are generally sweeping the kite all the way through the power window with each turn - bottom turn or off the lip - & the apparent wind created by moving the kite keeps it aloft.jonysan wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:12 pmHi Flyboy, What is the predominant wind direct, where you and your daughter Kite ? if it's mostly cross on, or on shore then the Slash as her largest kite would be a good choice, reason, The Slash with it's thicker deeper profile towards the tips, presents more lift when low in the sky, this keeps it in the air, also known by that marketing term Drift ! this helps when gybing , carving off a wave towards the kite, by helping the kite stay in the air when the lines go a bit slack. giving you time to recover. most of the new "Freeride/Wave" kites do this, but most kites designed as Wave Kites have this design feature.
If the local winds are cross off, or cross shore, then either kite will be great, as neither kite is Drifting, when riding down the line. the wave is moving toward the beach so is the kite, and is generating apparent wind.
If your daughter is going to be using here SB for general riding, boosting, learning tacks , gybes, then I think the choice would be 60/40 Pivot, Slash.
p.s. I reckon I'll upset a few people with my take on "Drift" !!
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