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matth
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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby matth » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:53 pm

Kitedicted wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:27 pm
I have got my 2020 11m and also have the 2015 11m. The quadtex feels nice. Honestly though I am not feeling much difference in the kite. I haven't flown them side by side though. Perhaps the new ones are more solid in strong winds, I haven't had a chance to try that out yet. The new bag is somewhat bigger thank god but still no pocket for the bar.
The bar holder is pathetic. Hey Naish put a freaking pocket at the bottom so the bar doesn't slip out..annoying!!!. I added a pocket/catch to mine with 2" velcro and some sewing, works great.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby Kitedicted » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:14 am

Hugh2 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:37 pm
I think my 2020 10m Pivot is superior to my 2018 9 and 11m, let alone my 2015/2016 Pivots.
Yeah of course it's better, just wasn't a huge difference IMO. What do you feel the difference is?

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby Hugh2 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:08 pm

Kitedicted wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:14 am
Hugh2 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:37 pm
I think my 2020 10m Pivot is superior to my 2018 9 and 11m, let alone my 2015/2016 Pivots.
Yeah of course it's better, just wasn't a huge difference IMO. What do you feel the difference is?
I think the canopy is more stable, providing a more positive feel as you launch into jumps, plus better stability in the air while jumping and landing. Plus while I loved the octopus system for quick packdown, I've adjusted to the new inflate valve and inflate/deflate and it is good and strong. I ruined a 2018 11m trying to repair part of the Octopus system.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby Saltyman » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:49 pm

Yes the canopy is more stable.
Haven't you noticed the diagonal seams running down both sides.
On 2020 model and S25.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby matth » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:34 am

I flew a friend's Core XR6 10m the other day for about 20 minutes. I have to say it was dull and slow compared to my 10m Pivot.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby tautologies » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:42 pm

matth wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:53 pm


The bar holder is pathetic. Hey Naish put a freaking pocket at the bottom so the bar doesn't slip out..annoying!!!. I added a pocket/catch to mine with 2" velcro and some sewing, works great.
Just attach the top click-in thingy through the bar floater and line, then tighten the lower pulley and the bar will never slide off. :D

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby tautologies » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:43 pm

matth wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:34 am
I flew a friend's Core XR6 10m the other day for about 20 minutes. I have to say it was dull and slow compared to my 10m Pivot.
...and then you know the pivot really turns on once it is lit. It's a great kite in light wind...and a perfect kite in high winds.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby Dirk » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:31 pm

Did anyone try the additional knots on the bridle? Do they make a difference? I only have ridden my 2021 8m on the factory setting. Last Sunday I was nicely lit so it would have been a good opportunity to try, but we were at spot with a narrow beach and it was too much hassle to land the kite and adjust.

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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby PAFF » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:40 pm

No better kiteloop machine, just gets better and better every year.



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Re: Pivot evolution

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:52 pm

Sweet, if that is you, congrats!


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