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Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby Kitemanmuc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:43 am

Can someone talk a little about this. For someone who is roughly 85kg/190 pounds and the predominant winds are 20-30 knots, more so on the 20-25 side, what’s a better choice for maximum boost and for kite loops? Open-C Hybrid kite, like Core GTS5, Eleveight FS, Duotone Dice.
Would you pull out 9 or 10?

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby Macster » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:51 am

Same weight. 10m for 20-30 knot looping 8m for over 30 knots.

I won't weigh into the best kite debate though. Anyone of those models would work. Use lines no longer than 22m

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby dice » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am

For maximum boost, always go bigger of course

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby pj sofine » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:53 pm

dice wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am
For maximum boost, always go bigger of course
There you go! Its a conundrum ,maxed out power for big jumps but a little(or lot ) overpowered to pull the trigger. If you're comfortable its not good enough to really do what you want. Got to have a fatalistic , self loathing, total masochistic outlook coupled with clear thinking ,precisely timed movements with an ability to make a bad situation survivable. Hope my shrink doesn't read this. As far as kites I would see what the pros are using, I use rpm's and a 9 mtr fuel.

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby edt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:16 pm

Let us know it goes. I can't say which is better, the 10 will give you more height (good) but loop slower (bad).

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby mb8494 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm

I tried a 10m dice in moderate winds and it looped nicely.

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby Strekke » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:49 pm

If you have the skills and balls to ride and loop well powered up, the 10 of course. A responsive and direct, quick steering kite that catches you after the loop is what you want - check out the Naish dash, it's superquick and direct. The 10 is definitely loopable.

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby Exal » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:50 pm

About the same weight as you and can't wait to start my megaloop progression in about 5 weeks. Went for the dice 8m and 9m for the 20-30+ knots range.

Question probably is if you would send a 10 as hard as a 9 and loop it when the wind is 25-30 knots. If it is more towards 20 knots get a kite with good low end not sure which one of the ones you listed that is, just heard the gts needs lots of power to get you up.

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby edt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:43 pm

oops let me try again
Last edited by edt on Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Kite/Megalooping 9m vs 10m

Postby edt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 pm

Strekke wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:49 pm
If you have the skills and balls to ride and loop well powered up, the 10 of course. A responsive and direct, quick steering kite that catches you after the loop is what you want - check out the Naish dash, it's superquick and direct. The 10 is definitely loopable.
From Naish I like both the Naish Torch better though it's a C kite and the Pivot tho it's a straight bow kite than the Dash. For hybrids I like the rpm and enduro right now. Haven't tried Core GTS5, Eleveight FS. Don't like the dice just because it doesn't relaunch as well as I would like, even tho the dice has such wonderful qualities in looping and unhooking.


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