This is very interesting review about Supermodel as I'm still undecided about getting Supermodel myself. Moving away from big air XR6 I'm looking for more versatile kite like Supermodel V2. Yesterday had my first testing session with 12m SM and it was strange experience, wind was 18-22kts (too much for 12m but they have nothing smaller for testing) and I notice some good and not so good things comparing to my XRs,eenzwemvijver wrote: ↑Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:35 pmmmm , I had the Reedin supermodel 11 and 9 m , Orbit 2020 and 2021 in 12 , 10 and 8 m and now the Rebel 2021 9 and 7 m ( + Dice 12 m ) all in a period of 1,5 year .
I am a averidge kiter ( double bankroll ,deadman , darkslide , frontroll , 15m jump ) never unhook ( 53 y old ) and this is my experience with all of these kites .
The Reedin is a faster kite with not a lot of bar pressure , perfect for freestyle and kite loop but not a " big air " kite . The Orbit is a bit slower kite with lite bar pressure , a blend between a Reedin and a rebel , loops are good , but you get to know the kite to get everything out of it . The drift is the weak point and in my opinion not the kite for lite wind days . The rebel is my standard kite from 2019 , I had all the versions until 2021 . For me it is a very good fine tuned Big air kite . I can not think that there will be many people who don't like a Rebel !
I did test the XR7 in 11m and 9 m . Did not like the 11m because of the bar pressure ( I don't like heavy bar pressure ) but the 9 m was a surprise , so I ordered a 9 and 7 m . The XR7 is a very easy kite , that has a bit more lift and hangtime compare to the Rebel in my opinion , but I wil test them intensive when they arrive . I will try them first on my duotone clickbar .
I have also a 11, 9 and 7 Naish Pivot 2021 and they are ( except the 12m ) very nice kites , more power than the Reedin with bar pressure between Rebel and Core for people who like a faster kite and kite loops . The build Quality of the Naish is very good and the inflate / deflate the best on the market today !
So that is MY OPINION about those kites , and I believe that every kiter is different and may prefer a different kite ! There is not a thing as " the best kite " only " the best kite for me "
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