I'm 116Kg and have used every kite I've every owned above it's 'typical' wind limit.
I had a 13m Contra when they first came out and it was a dog - would not go upwind.
They changed the 13m a lot and I have now read for a number of years it's as good as the 15m
I've never really had a problem with the 15m at it's top end.
Do you have a link to high wind issue review?
I've had a few versions of the Edge 13m - Great kite, but I could fold the wing tips on hard turns. Not sure how the latest versions perform.
High aspect and a slow turner, but more than made up for it in jumps and hang time.
My kites for my weight, which might help for your wind range if adjusted;
2017 Cabrinha S/B 10m 24 to 30mph+
2016 Cabrinha S/B 12m 20 to 25mph
2017 Cabrinha Contra 15m 15 to 22mph
Mas198 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:49 pm
The 8m is getting used certainly at the moment the idea was to have a slightly bigger kite than my brother who is 15kg lighter than me he has 7-9-12 i was thinking 8-10-13 so when he’s on the 7 me on the 8 etc but the more I think about the contra being light wind I would want a kite that gets me going 18knots and ideally upto 24knots but a review about the contra 13m has suggested its no good for the stronger winds