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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:00 pm

boosting and light wind are two different things ,
Try Core XR6 , but honestly if you find out what you really need get different kites for different things

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby bragnouff » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 pm

I'd say the Zeeko Notus Air 12m is a decent compromise. Good for foiling in the 8-15kts range, and still pretty fun for freestyle on a TT afterwards. But then if you associate boosting with being super powered on your kite, and using a 12m in 23kts, then you'll need a more rigid and supported airframe than what a single strutter can provide in its top end. Anything over 18kts, and I'd happily downsize to a 9.
Boosting is always a matter of compromise in light winds anyway, so you may well be chasing a unicorn.

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby knot_moving » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:39 am

Cabrinha velocity was a great light wind kite and boosts as well. Apparently they’ve brought it back this year with a different name? I have not flown new one so can’t comment on it.

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby Osprey1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:51 am

The new Ocean Rodeo Flite with alulla is looking like a pretty good candidate too. It's supposed to be much lighter than this years flite (in the range of a cloud of the same size).

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby Slappysan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:49 pm

Osprey1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:51 am
The new Ocean Rodeo Flite with alulla is looking like a pretty good candidate too. It's supposed to be much lighter than this years flite (in the range of a cloud of the same size).
That kite doesn't exist commercially yet and the wind ranges the OP is giving the Gen 6 Flite will be totally fine, they stay in the air down to 7-8 knots without looping.

Here would be my list:
Soul 12m - By far the best kite for what you want but it's expensive.
Ozone Hyperlink V2 11m/13m - Better all around kite that will make your boosting and foiling happy, watch some of Gunnar's videos.
OR Flite 12m/14.5m/17m - Best LEI for what you want, but not in the same class as the Soul. I own a 17m and it can handle up to 20 knots on a TT.
Ozone Edge 11m/13m - The old king of big air, I'm not a fan of the 5 struts but this baby boosts and foils well. Bonus is you can get a used one for cheap, they haven't changed much in 5 years.

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby droffats » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:33 am

pimpin' and trollin' here... In general, a foil kite with shorter lines makes for a great jumper and hydrofoiler. However, on the LEI side, I also say the Ocean Rodeo Flite. Particularly the V6.5. I happened to make a cheesy video on it a week ago.



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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby Whattheflock » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:59 am

foam-n-fibre wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:14 pm
I have a 10m OR Flite from 2017 that I got for foiling. I have used it a couple times non-foiling, once on snow with a snowboard and once with a twintip and have found it boosts way higher than I expected. It's definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on one.

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My 10m flite is my favorite. Like you said, does well with most foiling and boosts nicely when it picks up.

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby SLiiCK » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:01 pm

Took my old 2007 first edition 16m Eclipse Thruster out after putting it away in the cupboard a few years back after buying new light wind kites! Wish I had never put it away such a well balanced kite and boosting and hang time very good think I will be keeping it out now and put the other kites back in the cupboard. :wink:

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Re: Best boosting light wind kite

Postby Ice101 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:01 am

10m Soul it is awesome! You will love it. Each time you ride it it just gets better.


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