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Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby Raynski » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:14 pm

Weigh 200 pounds/90kg, intermediate rider jumping on good winddays 30-35 feet (10-12m).

I own a 15m soul which i like to fly between 16-22 knots, and currently own a 11m xr6 and 8m xr7 and i fly in the Netherlands/north sea.

I am in the proces of renewing my 11m and am wondering whether i should downsize my 11m to 10m size. From 20-25 knots the 11 flies like a beast with crazy hangtime, with a little bit of depower i can hold it up to 26knots max. Anyone have some sensible advice who has both flown the 11m and 10m XR in those windranges? Especially taking into consideration in switching from a 11 to an 8m.
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Re: Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby SolarSet » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:59 am

I used to have XR6 8/11 and Soul 15m (I'm same weight) but I would ride Soul only up to 18kts and take XR 11 from 18-24kts then switch to XR6 8m. If you find riding Soul in 18-22kts range enjoyable (I didn't) that normally you could ride 11m XR then downsizing to 10m will give you nicer overlap between 10 & 8m. I heard from few people that XR7 is quicker than XR6 but it doesn't jump as well.
Argument for 10m is that in wind range 20-24kts you will have better coverage and probably for most riders it's best wind since wind isn't too gusty and water still fairly flat.

I own now setup of 8/10/13 free ride LEI kites that make my wind range more narrow but they work better in wind speeds I like to ride most. Massive gap between kites looks great on paper but sometimes causes not so great riding experience if your most popular wind speeds are falling between sizes.

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Re: Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby CaptainKook » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:22 am

What board sizes do you ride?

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Re: Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby Raynski » Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:01 am

CaptainKook wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:22 am
What board sizes do you ride?
I ride a lieuwe 137x140 big air/freestyle board, and i can hold down quite some power with it. For me, i like to ride powered up and like to feel my bar is all the way sheeted out. What ive noticed with the flysurfer soul this tends to happen around the 17-21 knot mark. With the core XR 11m however when it gets above 25 knots it will tend to pull me of my edge when steering it to 12 making me not go as high as it could. I feel like a 10m would enable me to go higher in the same wind speeds (20-26 knots) for example, but im not sure about the low end range capability of the 10m xr.

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Re: Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby CaptainKook » Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:59 am

Think adding a 130cm or 132cm board that can hold down power is an easier way to widen your range.

You would have a lot more options and range with a 2 or even better, a 3 board quiver.

Ask to borrow a smaller board to try from another kiter at your local spot and see what it offers in terms of range and jumping.
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Re: Core XR quiver 8m-10m vs 8m-11m

Postby hookedcook » Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:24 am

For me its just a wind range average where you ride the most. Where I ride on good days its 18 'to mid 20s. 30's are not normal unless a storm so have a 10/12 rs which has done me well and the old rally 9 when its 25 plus. I ride a 10 /12 where I live because anything over 20 is good


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