The 11m Orbit will maybe only add a knot more low end over the 10m Edge. However, it loops way better. The 11m Orbit is my most used kite, where I can do small loops in 20kn on a 138x41 Atmos (97kg). A couple other guys in the mid 80s do small loops on a big board in like 18kn.tizzleberg wrote: ↑Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:02 pmHey guys,
i am considering adding 1 or 2 Orbits to my Kiterange for 2022 to focus on progessing my kiteloops.
Looking to add Rotations and Grabs maybe even a Onefooter?
Currently i use my 10m Edge v10 for most of my loops. It just fits the wind we get the best. I am around 80kg.
I also have an 8m Edge which loops great but i feel less comfortable learning more technical stuff with it.
I want to keep the 8m Edge for those stormy Days and get the woo scores . But i am considering selling the 10.
Also my next Kite is the 13 Sonic so i feel like i ride the 10m quite often pretty underpowered. So i guess adding an 11m might be a good idea.
I have heard that the 11m Orbit works pretty well for loops but then again the Edge is more fun towards the lower end of the Windrange.
So now i dont know which size Orbit would work best for my looping progression.
My Thoughts so far:
-8m Edge, 9m Orbit, 11 Orbit
-8m Edge, 9 and/or 10m Orbit, 11 Edge
-8m Edge, 9m Orbit, 10m Edge, (11 Orbit?)
-8m Edge, 10m Orbit
I wish I could ride a 9m in 20kn. God I hate you light people.Shaun_Bennett_NAG wrote: ↑Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:19 pmHello!
I do love kite loops, 10 meters are always the last size kite I would like to loop, although the 10 Orbit is very fast and loops amazing for a 10 but its still a 10m. If you really love loops you definitely should own a 9m. I have ridden the Edge and do believe that the North Kites have about 1/2 the bar pressure making it manageable when overpowered. I know it's frustrating not having enough power on the 10m but really all the underpowered days are just practice for the absolutely lit days. I do all my rotation loop tricks on 7, 8, and 9m Orbit and Reach. Oddly enough I only do regular loops on the 10m. The 9m Orbit lets me practice loops in 20kts comfortably and then do the same when it's 30kts. After that I go to the 8m and once it's hitting 40-45 the 7m is ideal. Yes you could hold down the 9 in 40 but it's less manageable as the 8 or 7. Looping the 10m happens when it's just too light for the 9. So for the real deal kite loops and rotations you want to be on the sweet sizes 7,8,9. 10 and up is usually sketchier to loop and is only practice for me. I've looped the 12m and have been caught but it's mostly playing around. Your 9/11 combo would be perfect but I use the 11m mostly as a big air kite. I still loop it but with different intentions then when I'm on the "right" sizes. Even if you feel like you might be underpowered I promise you will progress more with a 9m. Get the 9/11 and you will have the best of both worlds.
Yes the 9 is sick and the 11 is sick too for big Air. If you are doing practice loops on the 11 then you will be primed for the 9m when it's windy windy! I have looped the 11 and get caught with the bar on the wide setting. Even on the 12. But I always know that it's not a real deal loop and just practice for the big 9m days.