There is this guy called Erik Blokker, I watched this video and thought that is the coolest s*** ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWuA6d_Myws he has more stuff on his youtube and instagram. That got me thinking that I might need another kind of kite to get into that.nothing2seehere wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:24 pmOut of interest, whats wrong with your Neos?
I haven't tried the latest versions, but the '14-'17 Neos jumped pretty high. The loops aren't powerful but thats not a problem when learning the timing. They are poor in terms of hang time so you need to be a bit more precise with your timing for soft landings but otherwise they make a decent freeride kite - and a really top quality wave kite. I'd be surprised if the formula has changed that much that they are no longer decent freeride kites.
This. Stay with what you have and work on improving technique.
Agree with you, but then I would because I also have Enduros.I can't rave enough about the Ozone Enduro. For me it is the clear winner of the crossover kites (FX, Dice, and GTS5).
I learned down loops on my Neo and I'll eventually progress to Big air/Kiteloops(on my neo) when I'm ready. I think the Neo is really quick and if you ever pull on a single steering line to speed up the loop, it really whips around really removing power and almost making the loop instantaneous.
Fine that you personally hate the rebel but please don't advise not to buy one. The best big air kiters from the Netherlands (so world) fly the rebel and loop them like crazy!Macster wrote: ↑Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 pmYou'll never get a definitive answer, it's all personal preference. IMHO when looking for the perfect jumping kite you need to decide between height, hang time and looping ability. Kites that have awesome boost and hang time are usually weak in their kite loops like the Pivot, Slash, Bandit and XR.
I've tried most of the North range. Sorry but I hate the Rebel. The Evo is a good alrounder and better at jumping than the Dice but I think the Dice is better at looping than the Evo. The Vegas is awesome at looping but loses hang time against the others. Etc etc.
If you are only just starting to jump then save megalooping for a year or two when you have normal jumping dialed in.
I can't rave enough about the Ozone Enduro. For me it is the clear winner of the crossover kites (FX, Dice, and GTS5).
Anyway good luck. As long as you don't but a Rebel you will be fine with any of those choices!
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