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

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

Postby DukeSilver » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:49 am

9m Hyperlink, 6m Reo, 4m Reo. This covers me from 10 to 25kts.

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

Postby ScoopZ » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:30 pm

I think I would go with...

6+8 pivots and a 11m boxer.

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

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm

I am amazed how many who seems to choose to miss out on the light wind days below 10 knots, in favor of smaller kites - if only the option to choose 3 kites.

Especially because we have a lot more wind here than most on kiteforum I believe...

Personally I would never omit the option to ride in really light wind, as we get many summerdays with extremely good weather, and light wind.

Whereas when it is blowing, you can always choose to ride TT or Waveboard instead, at least how I think.

Now luckily I have kites from 3.5 LEI to 15 m2 foilkites, so I can foil whenever I want, luxury.

8) Peter

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

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm

15m ultralight foil kite
8&11m high aspect inflatable (Velocity, AV8, XR6, Edge)
7-9m Surf or otherwise "fun" kite

I'd also add a cruisy surf foil as well as my racing foil. That would cover all conditions/wind/wave types for my spot.

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

Postby Hugh2 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm

intergalactic007 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:13 am
tegirinenashi wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 am
Well, after 15 years of kiting it is hard to get exciting about one particular model. They all ride the same to me, or, at least, good windy conditions make much more of the difference than a particular kite brand/model. Therefore, I would just go for the lowest fire sale I could see on the web.
I'm with you. If I had to buy a new quiver my fantasy would be:

3m
5m
7m
9m

2007/8 Best Waroo and I would purchase them each for $50 doesn't matter if they hold air. I would be so stoked to get a full quiver for hydrofoil/surf for $200. It's possible as well. And sure, if anyone has some they'd like to get rid of, pm me.
I have an advert for 7, 9, and 12m Best Waroos for that price in Cape Town on Gumtree, but I doubt you are in Cape Town! -
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-other-water ... 0387699409

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

Postby bigtone667 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:45 pm

Cloud 6.2m, 10.4m, 13.4m (vary the length of my lines from 20m to 32m).

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

Postby caps » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:45 am

SS SST 4, 5, 6, 8
Cloud 8, 10.4
And then an F-one Bandit 9m for hero/boosting days

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

Postby edt » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:58 am

10m enduro 12m soul

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

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 am

7m Hyperlink
6m Boxer
3m Peak4

If I could do 4:
12-13 mid high foil kite = Chrono, Soul or Pulsion.

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

Postby marekmk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:01 am

4m 6m 8m ozone alpha, phenomenal kites for foiling and all round kiting. best kites I have ever sailed with


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