I weight 205lbs and currently I have 9/12 Cabrinha moto that are one year old and I'm happy with them but considering I’ve used them 120 days already I would like to change them soon while i can sell them in good conditions.
The 12 was my main kite until mid-summer then both because I started using the 9 more often instead of a well powered 12 and because I got a surfboard and a foilboard and so with the 9 I find myself having a windrange insanely good so now it’s 4 months since I pulled out the 12m from the bag.
So now my idea was buying the reach ‘24, i tested it half dozen of times in every measure from 8 to 12m and I really like it so I thought to just buy a 9m (isn’t the reach the only one kite for desert islands?
) but I’m starting to think about more specialised models instead: a monostrut kite like an 8m to use with the foil or the surfboard (with the 9m if the kite fly i can waterstart with the foil but if it hidenburgs while I ride…. Gotta swim to the board asap and if there is no more wind anymore i gotta swim to shore 🥶 ) and a 10 or 9 orbit to use in 22kn+ as pure TT kite because 1 I have weight and i kite more powered than lighterweights and so more struts should be better to boost and reason 2 is that the cabrinha starts to be exhausting to use when there are 28/30kn and the gusts kick, tugs at me a lot (lateral pull?) and in 30/35kn (talking about measured wind in beach) I really start struggling and I have a really hard time to not lose edge before jumping.
Hi, I'm really undecided which of the two to take, I'm looking for advice as I never had a five strut
-Pick a reach 9m to foil, use directional (no waves) and boost…. It’s really so comfy to know that every condition you have in your spot just that kite is ok and if you’re foiling and the wind picks up in the last 15/20’ of the day it’s amazing to just take the board on shore and end your session boosting in the sunset
-Pick an orbit 9 or 10 (got to test them in a decent day when I’m not too tired) to use with the TT with at least 22kn (when you get on your spot and you know you have to just bring the TT from the car) as five strut should be a better pick for heavyweight, to enjoy more the op days and to not suffer too much gusts and buy a monostrut kite to use with the directional or the foilboard