Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Forum for kitesurfers
Crocket
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:44 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: X
Favorite Beaches: Puerto Plata
Style: Free-/Wakestyle
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby Crocket » Thu May 23, 2019 5:24 pm

Hi,

it might be a similar topic like the Vegas to GTS switch, but I need some inspiration which Kites to look out for.
The last 5 years I've ridden the Razor and now I want to get rid of them, because I had several quality issues with
the latest gear. I also tested the Vegas and I like them, but it gives you a different feedback and I would like to stick with something which feels a bit more familiar.

I search for:
-aggressive lift
-good slack
-direct feel
-solid build quality(had a big problem with valves)
-besides I'd like it to be stable in gusty winds

So feel free to share your experiences! Thank you ;)

caduo
Rare Poster
Posts: 35
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:15 am
Kiting since: 2000
Gear: cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby caduo » Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 pm

hi,
i was using razors for a few years,indeed some problems with the valves delaminating,maybe because these kites crash a lot in the water,
anyway if you wanna stay with c kites,vegas,for me,would definetely be the best option,or maybe f-one(never tried core),moving to an open c ,like dice or fx requires a bit of time to get used and for sure you loose a bit of slack

Crocket
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:44 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: X
Favorite Beaches: Puerto Plata
Style: Free-/Wakestyle
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby Crocket » Sat May 25, 2019 9:04 am

Core impact is one Kite i could try, but it's definetely more expensive and difficult to get an opportunity to test. Did anyone ever try one of the newer torches or the Eleveight FS(don't know how C-like it feels)?
I ride an open C as my 12m and the slack is still alright for me, but overall I'd like smaller kites to be a tiny bit more aggressive. That's a reason why I prefer C-Kites.
On the other hand a steadier pull can be an upgrade to a gusty session.

User avatar
BillyGoatGruff
Frequent Poster
Posts: 377
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: UK
Gear: Naish Torch's
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat May 25, 2019 11:16 am

Naish Torch is the perfect kite for all your criteria. Stay away from the 2017 Torch but all the others are great.

I search for:
-aggressive lift = Torch is getting woo heoghts of 26m, it rips you off the water in a very controlled manner. Kiteworld magazine said the Torch was the biggest jumping "C" kite in their opinion.
-good slack = Perfect unhooked, great for handlepasses
-direct feel = Perfect
-solid build quality(had a big problem with valves) = Never had an issue in 5 years riding Torch's
-besides I'd like it to be stable in gusty winds = It's super stable and actually very good in gusty UK winter winds. The 5th line needs to be tensioned, get the tension wrong and the Torch is a pig to fly.

User avatar
BillyGoatGruff
Frequent Poster
Posts: 377
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: UK
Gear: Naish Torch's
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am

You can still get 2016 Naish Torch's very cheap brand new (try www.you-love-it.eu)

Kiteworld magazine review: (It's spot on!)

https://www.kiteworldmag.com/gear/naish-torch-9m-2016/

Crocket
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:44 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: X
Favorite Beaches: Puerto Plata
Style: Free-/Wakestyle
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby Crocket » Sun May 26, 2019 11:51 am

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Sounds pretty much like a perfect exchange, because I love my C-Kites.
I will give it a try shortly and it's easy to get my hands on them for a test.

dewwy
Rare Poster
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Kiting since: 0
Style: Freestyle/Wakestyle
Gear: RPM/Asylum/Vision
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby dewwy » Sun May 26, 2019 12:52 pm

You can take a look at the new ozone amp and the fone wtf aswell. RPM also a kite to consider, its not as aggressive as a pure c-shape tho. Imho 2018 > 2019 rpm for slack and wakestyle riding, 2019 boosts better and feels abit more lively. It's also pretty stable in gusty conditions due to the bridle system.
These users thanked the author dewwy for the post:
Crocket (Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 am)
Rating: 10%

Crocket
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:44 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: X
Favorite Beaches: Puerto Plata
Style: Free-/Wakestyle
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby Crocket » Mon May 27, 2019 6:19 pm

That's quite a lot of input and I get some tests to do I'll let you know of my favorites and decision.

Crocket
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:44 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: X
Favorite Beaches: Puerto Plata
Style: Free-/Wakestyle
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby Crocket » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 am

Hi,
the first time in 8 years I ended up with a bridled kite and that's the RPM. Had one of the first generations to learn on and dind't like them for unhooking and lack of aggressiveness.
It's not as progressive as I was used to, but it still has a lot potential in pop, slack, precise turning, feedback and a nice loop. I'm pretty happy with it .

surfkite25
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Kiting since: 4
Gear: dice
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Switching Kites: Airush Razor to...

Postby surfkite25 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:59 pm

Crocket wrote: Hi,
the first time in 8 years I ended up with a bridled kite and that's the RPM. Had one of the first generations to learn on and dind't like them for unhooking and lack of aggressiveness.
It's not as progressive as I was used to, but it still has a lot potential in pop, slack, precise turning, feedback and a nice loop. I'm pretty happy with it .
What model year RPM did you decide on?


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], cor, handy, or6 and 23 guests

cron