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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Do-it » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:08 pm

Ocean rodeo razor.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Frank82 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm

I used to fly best gp's and currently fly eleveight fs, it's got a similar feel as a c kite in how stable and direct it is but it has 4 line simplicity, jumps bigger and more hangtime, still has great slack as well. For wave kiting it's not ideal as it has quite some power in the turns but in lower wind its possible to use them.
I also tried the eleveight rs and didn't like them very much, it just doesn't have that direct c kite feel, it's more of an allrounder. The dice, fx, fs and rpm are all great options with direct feel and a bit more allround. I would test first before ordering any kite.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby edt » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:59 pm

Dude you got to demo. Everyone has their favorite kites but if you are used to C kites, then maybe Enduro. I like it a lot, but it doesn't give you as much slack on a handle pass as an RPM. RPM is the best if you are doing handle passes. One of my favorite kites is the Pivot but it doesn't pull hard on a turn like a Vegas does so you might not like it. Just gotta go out and demo some new kites. You'll figure it out eventually but there's no way to avoid it you got to launch and ask to borrow kites from everyone you know until you find one you like. Good luck!

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby edt » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:00 am

iriejohn wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:33 pm


Something like Ozone Enduro perhaps*? Not amazing at any one thing, more a jack of all trades but master of none.
good description and why I like my enduro. Definitely doesn't jump as high as a pivot or orbit, doesn't generate slack like an RPM, doesn't drift like a surf kite. But it has a good direct feel. 2020 has sucked for demo-ing new kites, hope 2021 is better, there's a lot of new kites I want to try.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Mike101 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:55 am

Came from Best GP for similar reasons. Now have eleveight RS. Losing that direct feel cannot be avoided but my new kites are so much better. Dumping the power with the bar nstead of the boafd ege takes away loads of rding strain.

Out local instructor sold his dice in favour of the school evo's. Another really good kite that may suit you and should be on the demo list.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Kerplow » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:50 am

Go with Dice. Will have a similar feel as Vegas, but with much more versatility. Evo, Rebel wont have the same "vegas'y taste".

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby mede » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:23 pm

Try Blade Trigger. Snappy, fast, great lift, but also amazing drifter in waves.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Vinda » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 pm

North Reach and F-One Bandits are pretty solid do it all kites

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Kerplow » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:30 am

Vinda wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 pm
North Reach and F-One Bandits are pretty solid do it all kites
Yes Evo is in the same category, but he clearly wants allrounder with Vegas feel, so Dice/Pulse would be best for him.

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Re: Moving from a vegas to a better allrounder

Postby Cheoz0r86 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 am

Definitely go with the dice


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