I'm looking to purchase a new set of kites and would like to inquire about the right sizing.
Few things about myself:
- Medium advanced kiter that is starting to learn more and more (old skool) tricks: front rolls, double back rolls, grab variations, big air, etc.
- 75-80kg (depending on work and the season
) with a 138 TT board, 1.78m tall
- Home spots are Belgium (Knokke) and UK (Camber Sands / Brighton). These spots are fairly choppy with the majority of the winds between 10-30 knots
- Unfortunately, I get only get 5-10 sessions a year on my home spots. Hence I try to go on kite holidays twice a year (Morroco, Brazil, Madagascar, Mauritius) where winds are between 10-35 knots
- Current set of kites: Liquid Force Hifi (c-shape) - these were a bad purchase and are not suitable for my level. I'm not looking to progress into wakestyle/unhooked. My focus is oldskool, jumps and maybe a kiteloop someday
To the point:
Initially, I wanted to buy a Cabrinha Switchblade set containing a 12, 9 and 7m... However, I've read much about the Naish Pivot and I'm looking into these as well. Internet mentions that you should buy the Pivots 1m smaller than other kites. Hence the question: Would you go for 12/9/7 and have maybe better coverage of the sweet spot? Or should I add a 6 instead of the 7 so I can make sure I don't lose the high end (especially when I'm on holidays at the windier locations).
Last, how do you compare a Switchblade vs. a Pivot?
Thanks for reading my post!