I've not flown the 10 alpha--or the 10 UFO for that matter. The 6 UFO stretches nicely to the 8 or the 9 UFO, 6 to 11 is too big of a jump IMHO. That said, the 11m UFO is for ultra light winds and gets overpowered easily. For me it's just that the 6 UFO is way more fun than the 7... If the 10 Alpha doesn't have the top end to stretch to the 6m UFO, I'd bite the bullet and find a used 8 or 9 UFO. It depends on local winds too... For the Gorge or Baja if I couldn't afford to swap out the 10 Alpha for an 8 or 9 UFO, I'd do without a kite for that wind range. It's more important for me to have the most fun possible for the conditions I see the most. 4,5,6 covers 90% of the wind I see, with the 6 being used about 25% of the time. Having to ride a 7 for that 25% just to eke out another 5% rideable days is not an exchange I'd be willing to make.
It mostly depends on your wind conditions.mm1854 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:24 pmHi,
Deciding on a 3kite UFO v3 quiver. Trying to decide between 6/8/10m2 vs 5/7/9m2.
I am 185lbs excl wetsuit/harness, intermediate and ride a 1200cm2 freeride foil. When windy will mostly be TwinTipping, so 9m TT weather will typically be on TT, and 12m TT weather will be a mix between TT and foil. Very light wind naturally foil only.
I saw the recent MAC Kite video talking with Fred Hope about the new UFO v3, and Fred says his go-to sizes are 6/8/10m2, so that has made me think, although I am obviously nowhere his level. Prior to that I had been thinking 5/7/9m2. But really do not have much clue as most of my foiling so far has been with a 6m Boxer.
Have read the above, but would still appreciate input to my question which is slightly different to the OP.
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