Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders
tkaraszewski
Frequent Poster
Posts: 263
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Local Beach: Hood River
Style: Hydrofoil
Gear: Moses/F-One/Flysurfer mostly
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 54 times

If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:50 pm

Here’s the rules for this challenge:

Assume all of your kites got stolen, and your insurance will buy you any 3 new kites you want.

These 3 kites will be the only kites you own for a full year.

Obviously, since this is in the hydrofoil forum, I expect the main use for these will be foiling, but feel free to mention any other disciplines you will use them for.

If you work for, are sponsored by, sell, or are otherwise financially associated with the kites you choose, please mention that.

Ok, for me:
I’m primarily doing freeride/wave foiling. My second use is freerace style, with long distances and big upwind/downwind angles, but I’m not actually that fast. Finally, I would like to be able to ride a surfboard in the waves occasionally. My home spot tends to be quite windy, with most days going over 20 knots.

My kite quiver would probably be 5/7/10 with the biggest kite a foil kite. I currently have a Soul in that size but could also consider a Hyperlink, Chrono, or Halo in that size. If I got a Hyperlink I guess I’d need a 9 or 11.

For the smaller sizes I’d probably get wave kites or single-strut kites that work well in the waves. I’m on F-One Bandits now, but would also look at the Breeze, and the Ozone Reo and Alpha. The Alpha has limited size availability, though.

The main problem with this quiver is there’s no good kite for a surfboard on days under about 20 knots, but I think I can live with that since I mostly foil anyway.

What would you get?

TomW
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3121
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:43 pm
Local Beach: Vejbystrand, Habo Ljung, Lomma
Gear: TW Surfboards 5-0
TW Surfboards hydrofoil board 90,105,110cm
Moses Fluente 550/590 + 330/325 and 633 se
Ozone Hyperlink 9mUL, 7m
Hyperlink V2 13m
Concept Air Wave 4,5m
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 72 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby TomW » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:06 pm

I'd get what I have: Hyperlink 7-9-13. ( Ordered 13 , don't have it yet).

Today was 18-22 knots in waves on the HF. Went out on the Hyperlink 7. Waves were pretty big for our spot, shoulder/head high.

Came in after an hour and one of the 2 guys out on Surfboards and 7-8 m Lei kites said " that kite looks like if flys really good". 99% of kiters around here have never seen foil kites, and definitely not in waves.
Hyperlink drifts way better than thier wave kites.

BWD
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3659
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:37 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 31 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby BWD » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:25 pm

I’d probably get clouds again, 4.8, 6.2 and 10.4.
90% of my riding is in 8-20 knots, foil or directional.

elguapo
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 706
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Favorite Beaches: long bay tci
Gear: ..
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 111 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby elguapo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:27 pm

hmm..

FS soul..in 6m
workhouse for everyday "normal" riding..

CA wave.. 4.5 (or smaller)
for higher winds/wave riding..something relaunchable that i can zip around to pull when needed...but "turns off" well.

a lightwind kite..
ideal is lightweight...and relaunchable.
i have my contenders..but this is still being determined.

Kitetwin-1
Medium Poster
Posts: 97
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:16 pm
Local Beach: Kettle point
The BlueWater Bridge
Brights Grove
Favorite Beaches: Cuba cayo Guillermo
Turks Long Bay
Hatteras of course
St Lucia
Style: Free ride and foiling
Gear: Cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:11 pm

Cab drifters, foiling mainly but also surfboard and twin tip, 5 thru 11m in one meter increments. I share with my wife so we are both on the water at the same time. I love these kites especially for foiling, I would recommend them to anyone. 👍👍👍

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6516
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Local Beach: EE
Favorite Beaches: NZ
Style: Terrain riding
Gear: Old wornout ozone.
Plummet hydrofoil and mutant
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 96 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby plummet » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:24 pm

But I have 5 kites and don't want to limit myself to a measly 3.

But if i did it would be 8-6-4

I also have 12-10.

12 chrono
10 edge
8 ensure
6 reo
4 uno
I could to with a 2.5 uno for 30+ days.

User avatar
Peter_Frank
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 9627
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Denmark
Has thanked: 164 times
Been thanked: 157 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 pm

I would, @78 kg having different wings and boards, either get

7 m2 Takoon Furia.
9 m2 Takoon Furia.
12 m2 Storm Strutless, but not made anymore, so probably an Ozone Alpha 12 m2.

Would cover foiling from 6 knots up to 15 knots, and then using waveboards when over 15 knots, up to 22-23 knots.

or if I wanted to aim more for surfboards having sweetspot kites -

6 m2 Takoon Furia.
8 m2 Takoon Furia.
10 m2 onestrut Storm V10 Litewind.

Would cover 7 to 17 knots foiling, and again using waveboards when 18 knots and more, up to 25-26 knots.

In either constellation I would miss out on the low end 5-6 knots, and the high end +18 knots (or over 25 knots waveboard)
But would definetely prefer this, instead of having too big gaps, if I could only choose 3 kites.

8) Peter

User avatar
Slappysan
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 933
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:54 am
Kiting since: 2004
Gear: Wave Bandit Performer 4-10
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby Slappysan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Since this is in the Hydrofoil forum if I was limited to rebuying kites for foiling only I would get:

3m Peak 4
4m Peak 4
5m Peak 4
8m Peak 4

In reality I ride my surfboard more than my hydrofoil so I'd get:

5/7/9/12/17m in which ever 1 strut kite I could get the best deal on
5m Peak 4

tswierkocki
Frequent Poster
Posts: 286
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:16 pm
Style: Hydrofoil, Surf, Freeriding
Gear: 3.7m to 10.4m Cloud kites
Cloud 9 S24 surf foil
107cm Kanaha pocket board for kite foiling
4’8” Stretch Trow surfboard
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby tswierkocki » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm

3.7m Cloud
4.8m Cloud
8.0m Cloud

If only one kite - 4.8m Cloud

grigorib
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2107
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Local Beach: OBX; Clinton Lake, IL; Lake Michigan; Tawas, MI; SPI; La Ventana
Gear: Kites: Slingshot Rally 5/7/9/11m, SST 5m, Turbine 9m, Flysurfer Speed4 10m standard, Peter Lynn Venom II ARC 16m
Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Radical6 138, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses 80/91/105cm masts with 590/330 695/425 683s/450 wingsets, Tim's 36" "woody", Slingshot Micro 3'6", MBS Comp 95x

For sale: Slingshot SST 6m 2018 $480, Slingshot RPM 11m 2018 $600, Core XR4 10m $900, Core XR4 13.5m $980, Core XR4 17m $1075, Slingshot Turbine 5m 2017 like new $450, BROkite carbon board 140x44cm like new complete $650, Slingshot Rally 6m 2017 like new $530, 2019 Slingshot Guardian 17" brand new $260, 2018 Slingshot Guardian 20" bar $190
.
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Re: If you had to re-buy all your kites tomorrow, what would you get?

Postby grigorib » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:14 pm

5m SST
7m Rally
10m Rally

For 3 kites set and my mix of foiling+ twintip jumping


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests