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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 pm

Depending on the bridle setting, Eleveight's RS can do some amazing things. I've got some time on the 2020 version and I'm VERY impressed. Their WS may also be worth checking out since it's adjustable as well (bridle). :thumb:

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:04 am

Drifters have surprised me with how well they jump too.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby omg » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:32 am

Neo, hands down, when windy they boost well. Look at red bull and airton.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby RidingRobi » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:45 am

The LF Wow is boosting big time! The V4 has a slightly larger Fronttube diameter and is maybe a bit easier to fly than the V3 but both are awesome for Wave/ Bossting crossover.

For me this combination was only necessary for the 7m (with larger Kites, I tend to do more Freestyle) and I am super happy with my choice.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby nothing2seehere » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:59 pm

Do any of these wave kites have good hangtime?

The neos I have ridden tend to drop you (particularly in the smaller sizes) if your technique isn't quite right. The eleveight RS was better but still short of the best (rebel /xr5 /edge)

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby TheRussian » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:02 pm

Interesting to hear about the smaller Neos.

The Parks in the smaller sizes are great and don't drop you - I have not used the Pivots in the smaller sizes. The 8m Orbit I had a go on was a dream, but not sure whether it is really possible to wave-ride with it - hence the post. It seems that the bigger wing tips on the Orbit produces a more powerful kite for looping, but this also makes the kite more powerful when turning it for wave-riding.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby adamj2281 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm

That's an easy one - new Ocean Rodeo Crave. I will agree it depends on how much hangtime, etc. you want, but for a nice mix of boosting and surf it's hard to beat. Pivots really quick for redirecting in surf, but has a quick yank on boosting. Great kite for what you are looking for, especially if you aren't interested in foiling.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby Eduardo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 am

TheRussian wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:37 pm
I want a kite that boosts and wave-rides, yes.. wanting cake & eating it - I have used Parks & older Pivots and the Pivot does quite well here. I appreciate that there is always a compromise and any kite is not always perfect for the given day, but I can't face/justify getting wave specific kites.

It seems that the Reedin has been designed more as a crossover kite "like" the 2020 Pivot - but is it any better at either boosting or for use in waves?

I had a quick go on the Orbit, but this was maxed out & didn't get the chance to see what it was like wave-riding. Has anyone attempted to wave-ride with it - again taking on board that is not in the design brief.
I would not call the pivot a wave kite in the sense that it was not made for drift, riding down wind on the wave and the kite just sits there where you left it. so if you like pivots, you probably don't want anything marketed as a wave kite as that would be more in drift and much less in air. If waves are side on, you probably won't notice anyway as the kite is always moving - just nothing too powerful when it turns (such as the pivot - hence the name pivot and why some people like it in waves. Including me. I think it's an amazing kite for big air and side on waves). The only time you might wish to have a true dedicated wave kite is side/side off with powerful enough waves that you can/want to park the kite and forget that you have a kite and surf the wave.

Overall, if you are more about big air, I think you'll be happiest with a big air kite. On waves, you can adjust which will mean moving the kite more than would be required with a wave kite. Vice versa is not possible. That is, you can't take a wave kite and adjust your technique to jump just as high. The forces are just not there.
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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby TheRussian » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:26 pm

The above is great advice. I haven't yet used my Pivots in proper waves, such as One Eye, although my 8m Park was fine here.

Look forward to hearing from anyone else who has used the Reedin or Orbit in waves.

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Re: Boosting Kite that Wave Rides

Postby apollo4000 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:45 am

Maybe take a look at Blade Triggers. They have a wave setting and also boost.


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