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Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby Nem0 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:55 am

Any comparison out there?
Searching for a new kite range...
Big air / old school for me and normal kiting (beginner) for my wife.
Which model out of this three is most recommended?

At the moment we use Boost2 and Soul/Sonic.
Only twintip riding!!!
We are at 110 and 175lbs.
My wife love the Boost2 but in higher wind it feels not that solid to me...
For light wind I guess to stay with Soul/Sonic.

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby SolarSet » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:23 pm

I doubt someone tested all these kites as 2 of them are quite rare and third one only came out.
Owning Souls in so many sizes why you want to get or fly LEI kites?
For boost I would wait for rev 4 no point of getting current model if revision is around corner.
Best big air kites are XR6 Rebel and Edge according to most reviews but there are smaller companies who makes similar design kite but are less popular, Airish Lift, Cabrihna AV8 and many more.

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby Nem0 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:52 pm

My Soul Range was 18-12-9-6.
Now I mixed Sonic3 18-13 with Soul 9-6.
My wife using 11-7-5 Boost2.

In big sizes I stay with Sonic/Soul but for 12-10-8 or something like that I look for a new LEI.

The reviews of the Orbit and Raptor are really interesting! That’s why I’m asking for them.

I’m not a Core rider. This brand doesn’t fits to me!
Last year I saw the Rebel with very bad relaunch!
The Edge is to much „racey“...
The AV8 sounds interesting but has more bar pressure than the switchblade so it’s out!

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby Ice101 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm

If you don’t like the look of the rebel, edge or xr6 then why not go for a 3 strut big air like supermodel or pivot or nexus?
I fly souls had them 15 12 and now only 10 and 9m in them. Went back to lei for the smaller kites due to soul launch in high winds being a bit much and wanting to loop more again. Bought the xr6. It is a good solid kite and it does loop and does do everything very well but it is a little bit boring and does it all a little slower than I would like. Wish I had bought nexus 2 or supermodel. 3 strut more fun for sure.
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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby SolarSet » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:17 pm

How is large Sonic 3 comparing to Soul in friendliness? I’m thinking about replacing Soul 15m with Sonic 15m as I had on my soul around 60h-80h my confidence in flying foil kite increased.
I wonder how much I would gain from switching to Sonic from same size Soul 15m.
Fortunately I don’t problem with image of any company

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby Nem0 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:22 pm

https://kitesurfingmag.com/2020-big-air-kites-tested/
This review says that 3 strut are behind 5 strut regarding big air. That’s why I asked for Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 😎

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby luca » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:30 pm

For the Raptor and Boost 2 I cannot say anything.
But I have flown the Orbit 2020 in 12,9,7 and now the Orbit 2021 in 7,9 and Reach in 10,12.
for foiling I have the Soul 10m.
The Orbit in 2021 is lighter, with a little more Lowend and crisper Bar feel. In higher wind it is the Orbit. The more impressive the higher the wind. Highend of the 9 and 7 seems to be endless. They improved the stability for gusty lightwind conditions a lot.

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby Leon van Bergen » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:44 pm

Nem0, get out of your mind that image of someone else who couldn't get a rebel up in the air, that thing is incredible easy to relaunch and also the kite you are looking for and especially your wife. Here in Holland its one of the best selling kite.

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby SolarSet » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:00 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Nem0, get out of your mind that image of someone else who couldn't get a rebel up in the air, that thing is incredible easy to relaunch and also the kite you are looking for and especially your wife. Here in Holland its one of the best selling kite.
Rebel has high bar pressure? for Nem0 is seems important feature

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Re: Orbit 2021 vs. Raptor V1 vs. Flysurfer Boost

Postby luca » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:08 pm

Rebel has higher bar pressure than the Orbit.


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