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Which is your favorite kite right now?

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leeuwen
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby leeuwen » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:07 pm

Money vs performance it’s probably my kauper XT 6m
Love it for foiling.
Good wind range from about 12knots up into the 20s

Of course my 10m aluula roam is objectively a better kite but it’s 3x the price

PabloQ
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Local Beach: Quilmes Buenos Aires
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby PabloQ » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:12 pm

Today my favorite kite is the soul 10 m for airstyle and freeride. Great upwind, floaty jumps and good height range 10-28 over TT.
Now I have got a Soul 7m which is a bomb. It is compared to the 10 as a muscle car with a race car, fast exciting jumps very high and floated. By manual it flies + 14-36kn but the most exciting comes after 22. With that my expectations are complete

grigorib
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Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Radical6 138, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses/RDB 70/90/91/101cm masts with 1200/860/800/695/730/600/637 wings and 310/273/230/425/420 stabilizers, 36" Woody, Slingshot Dwarfcraft Micro 3'6" 2019-2020, MBS Comp 95x

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby grigorib » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:14 pm

2017/19 Rally for freeride, UFO for foiling

Kiterisland
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Kiterisland » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:34 pm

9m pivot 2017

or6
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Style: Waveriding
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby or6 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:36 pm

My favourite at the moment is the 5 m Maverick (Kauper XT). Great range, great handling and awesome drift. Have a new toy coming in though, ask me again in a month 😉

drsurf
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby drsurf » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:54 pm

Janus wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:19 am
8C8EECB1-F0C3-4984-8910-11854AF1BB51.jpeg+1 for the Peak4 4m
+2 for the 4m Peak4. My most used kite this summer :D

Greenturtle
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Greenturtle » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:57 pm

Ozone instinct 3 strut proto 17m, 2009?
Such a great kite right now. Seriously lightweight lei. Seriously still holds air. Used it snowkiting a few sessions this past winter and it ate up the crappy wind conditions like no other. Money vs performance its nooooo contest.

All out performance favorite and snappiest for its size most fun-to-use kite for me -
2017 10m Flite

Jyoder
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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Jyoder » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:19 pm

2016 F-one Diablo v1 11m on 11m lines (strapless race foil) I’ve put sooo many miles on this kite, trashed it, repaired and replaced bits, just keeps going. huge wind range. Totally dialed in on it.

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Kristan » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:39 pm

Can't say that I've been through many kites. All of them had issues and I was not 100% happy with them. Even my current Eleveight XS has some negative moments. But I can not judge it fully until I bring it on the water. It's a great kite, yet I can't call it my favorite right now. Also I'm waiting for my new foil kite to arrive, I have tested it and it was an amazing wing, which might be my fav one.

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Hugh2 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:49 pm

matth wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:28 pm
GTC wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Naish Pivot 10. Awesome jumping capabilities, very decent in waves and good low-end and upwind performance.
Same here, 10m Pivot is fantastic.
And for me, love my 2020 10m Pivot


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