BudhaNl wrote: ↑
Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 am
Am I correct in assuming Pivot 5m = Slash 6m regarding power? At the moment, I have 5-7-9 Pivots in my quiver with the 5 getting used only in high-wind tt sessions (think 40+ gusts to 50+), very rare situations. I am/want to move more to strapless wave.
What range can I expect from a 6m Slash, >25knots? I weigh about 82kg and ride a 5'2 Stallion.
Wish I could help you out but in the last months I haven't been able to use my 5m slash (no big wind days) and have used the slash 7m only a couple of times.
But with your quiver of Pivots I would say a 6m might make an excellent addition for strapless riding.
In the past week I was on the 7m slash in typical cross-onshore conditions, wind in the 25-30 knots range. The kite was just so comfortable being sent around and drifting. I could totally concentrate on riding the wave in the way I wanted to and the kite could handle anything necessary in terms of moving it, drifting it without unexpected powering up or losing tention on the lines.
It was the first time using it with 22m lines (before I used my 20m lines because they suited my 2015m pivots best). 22m seemed better in waves, and when I took out my twintip for a couple of jumps, hangtime was a lot better with the longer lines. Will try 24m lines soon..
It was a great session because everything came together so well, but it may just have been the sweet spot of the kite, unfortunately there haven't been too many really windy days here in the last months. I have been using the 9m pivot in waves quite a lot on lighter days and was impressed also because of the tight loops you can make keeping you in waves, not sure how that would work out with the slash because it loops in a wider arc.
Jumping strapless is somehow easier with the slash compared to the pivot, can't quite understand how but just like the drift that's the mojo in this kite
With your weight and a 6m I wouldn't worry too much about the top end, I guess the same reason it handles gusts so well is wat prevents it yanking you off your board when initiating turns in the waves even in high winds. I am 78kg and use a 5'2" vanguard.