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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby NotsoShort » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:17 pm

Hard one to say

For a long time it was my 2012 10m rpm which I have stopped flying this year.

I decided to get a 9m raptor for a change , easy to boost, solid in some of the brutality gusty days of late.

Otherwise it’s has to be my Zephyr in 25knots boosting with massive hang time is awesome 😎

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby bragnouff » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:28 pm

My favorite kite at the moment is the Legion 7m from HB-Surfkite.
Extremely intuitive control of power and steering and with a massive range. It just feels very natural when waveriding. Hard to explain, but all seems so smooth, instantly dump some of the power when needed, when going over a wave, power up immediately afterwards. Good drift, instant response to aggressive steering. Really like a direct connection to the brain. You sort of forget the kite and focus on the ride. And it just works beautifully.
Got the 5, 7 and 9, but the 7 for me is really the magic size.

Light and tight, it's also good for foiling, although I typically go for the Peak.

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby LeoLeal » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:26 am

As I don't have a Peak4 4m, my favorite kite is a Peak4 5m². The best kite I ever used , so fast, so nimble, so fun for hydrofoil. Perfect to have fun with little waves.

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby McLovin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:45 am

Favorite right now is a DEAD TIE between...

#1 - the new CORE XR7 which is not out yet but seems to hold lots of promise, fancier materials, cool colors, faster turning, lighter - faster - stronger etc. etc.

#2 - the new OR RISE A-Series which is also not out yet but holds lots of promise, fancier materials, cool colors, faster turning, lighter - faster - stronger etc. etc.

Gotta love these options...in this economy :)

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby caps » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:28 am

What kite does the family fight over- Bandit.

My leftovers being a foil sesh- UFO.

Or to be real, any kite that gets me on the water!

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Hugh2 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:15 am

POACHER wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:28 pm
Dirk wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:07 pm
8m and 11m Pivot.



I briefly rode a friends 14m Pivot (2020 model). I think I prefer my 14m Boxer for light wind riding. Feels lighter and more playful.
+2.

Love the 11 Pivot in the mid 20's range. Jumps great, flies fast, goes upwind, loops perfectly and is just super fun to ride.

Dirk I have the 14m Pivot too and it's a very good 14m kite....much better than others I've tried and not a total dog. It's a great kite to learn stuff on in lighter, less heroic winds.

I bought a 16m Boxer for light breeze, last ditch effort wind/vacation kite.
I've also got an 11m Pivot, 2018 model, and like it a lot, but if at all possible I go with the 10m. I've always been curious about the larger sizes, and heard some good things about the 12m, however I once tried a friends 14m, not sure of the year, and really found it too grunty and power was either all on or off. Maybe the newer versions are better.

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Eugadude » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:30 am

2021 Crazyfly Hyper 10m
8m if it's very windy

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby gibsonandpickett » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:27 am

edge v10

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby Breze » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:57 am

Soul 10m

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Re: Which is your favorite kite right now?

Postby decay » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 am

DK Air 9m #2 - got my Woo PB a couple of weeks ago on it - #bymeforme
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