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Re: Kite quiver for TT and Foil suggestions

Postby vakiter » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:43 am

Your original quiver actually sounds awesome. I find 10m flite, 5m peak, 8m pivot as a good compromise quiver. With 20 and 27m lines . Range is low to 30 with foil/surfboard switcheroo.

Few different kites could do the 10 ,8 job. Only one for the 5.

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Re: Kite quiver for TT and Foil suggestions

Postby knyfe » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:36 am

I decided last year to split my kites to TT and foil as I could not find a good overlap.

TT: Edge 8&11. Great for TT but I never was happy on a foil with them as I just carve with the foil and don’t jump. We have a few edge foil riders in our era who like to whip some impressive air but that’s not for me. Edges jump great but drift terribly.

Foil: As said I like to cave and want a playful good drifting kite. I got myself clouds (which I dislike for TT) in 8.5&5. I also have a Pansh Genesis 5 which is also great and I am not sure at the moment which 5 will stay long term.

Now I overlap in wind quite a bit with the foil more on the lower end and the TT the upper.

So no overlap for me. Just two different sets for tow different preferences. It depends on your preference if you find an overlap. G

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Re: Kite quiver for TT and Foil suggestions

Postby grtlakes » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:06 am

Souls didn’t work for my conditions. They may work for you. Steady winds are perfect, if you have a beach susceptible to mechanical turbulence maybe not so much.
I’ve had a few issues due to turbulent winds. I sold my soul ( ha ha) at a huge loss. I love my OR flites.

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Re: Kite quiver for TT and Foil suggestions

Postby jakemoore » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:06 pm

1) Light wind machine: 10-12 m foil kite. Chrono Sonic or
soul. Also decent for TT in 15 knots
2) Booster: Edge Rebel Bandit Pivot or other. I would also tend to choose 10-12
3) Medium wind foiling and storm TT kite: 5-7 UFO, 6m Boxer or 5 m peak or similar single skin. We are really liking the Boxers and UFOs here.

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Re: Kite quiver for TT and Foil suggestions

Postby vakiter » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:50 pm

I wouldn't want any single strut , no strut , or peak at a storm kite. I would add a 6m pivot or equivalent .


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