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Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Kitedicted » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:37 pm

I have a 9 and 11m pivot, which I didn't get at the same time. I am really happy with the 11, considering upgrading my 9m and considering running an 11/8 setup. I am 70kg and most frequent winds here are 10-18 knots (use the 11m). Historically I rig the 9m in 18 knots but I have noticed my comforable wind range is switching up. I live in Sweden so wind here is usually cold and dense. I feel like the wind here is either light foil breeze, decent 15-18 knots but rarely 18-20. All of a sudden there is wind and it's blowing 20-24 avg with stronger gusts and I get a bit yanked around on the 9m even though I can handle it. At the same time it's not often enough for the 7m. The 8m is just 12% smaller the difference can't be that big? I have never ridden an 8m.

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:43 pm

I'm 80 kg and don't have Pivots, but for me 9m and 11m is a bit too close, 8m and 11m is a nice combination.

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Dirk » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:09 pm

I have a similar weight (73kg) and been using the 11/8m Pivot sizes since it was introduced in 2015. Currently using the 2020 11m and 2021 8m. For me it’s the perfect combination. I can ride the 8m with a normal size TT at 18 knots and already have fun. Between 20-30 it’s perfect, with the sweet spot really being around 25 knots.

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby unnuhi » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:20 am

I’m also 73kg and I love my 8m. I have 12m, 10m and 8m but I rarely use the 10m. When the wind strengthen in Brittany, I always jump from 12m to 8m!
I think too 11/8m is a good combinaison for your weight.

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:10 pm

11 & 8 is what you want!

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby tautologies » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:17 pm

I have the 11 and 8. (I have the 9 slash too).
I think the 8 is one of what I would call the magic sizes for pivot. It is a sweet sweet ride and just aggressive enough to be super fun, but with the balance of aggression, power and speed.
The other two magic sizes are 11 and 10. There might be more, but my favorite pivots have been these for various reasons.

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Kitedicted » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:08 pm

Hey guys,
I have pulled the trigger on an 8 that hasn't arrived yet. I'm considering keeping the 9. I know 9 and 8 are really close but a lot of pros have both these sizes (I'm not a pro by any stretch of the imagination). But it makes me wonder if there is a point in having both. My 9m is not worth a lot of money but still in good condition

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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Wolkster » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:41 am

Kitedicted wrote: Hey guys,
I have pulled the trigger on an 8 that hasn't arrived yet. I'm considering keeping the 9. I know 9 and 8 are really close but a lot of pros have both these sizes (I'm not a pro by any stretch of the imagination). But it makes me wonder if there is a point in having both. My 9m is not worth a lot of money but still in good condition
That’s my quiver right now 11m & 9m Pivots, 8m XR
Fly the Pivots for typical days and the 8m for the 30-40mph days..
Considered swapping the 8m for a 7m but I’d be lucky to fly that once a year, would be nice to have though.
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Re: Kite size (9 or 8)

Postby Kitedicted » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:16 pm

Wolkster wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:41 am
Kitedicted wrote: Hey guys,
I have pulled the trigger on an 8 that hasn't arrived yet. I'm considering keeping the 9. I know 9 and 8 are really close but a lot of pros have both these sizes (I'm not a pro by any stretch of the imagination). But it makes me wonder if there is a point in having both. My 9m is not worth a lot of money but still in good condition
That’s my quiver right now 11m & 9m Pivots, 8m XR
Fly the Pivots for typical days and the 8m for the 30-40mph days..
Considered swapping the 8m for a 7m but I’d be lucky to fly that once a year, would be nice to have though.
Thanks,
So I agree 7m winds is rare for me too but a lot of days for 8m. Maybe keeping both isn't such a bad idea


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