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9/12/15 vs 8/10/13 quiver tips

Postby ACD2B » Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:28 am

Hi guys,

I have been thinking of upgrading my quiver from 9/15 North Reach and 12m orbit to 10/13 reach and 8 orbit. I weigh 95kgs and started foiling recently hence don't need the 15 any longer and mostly used the 9m for foiling and TT when the wind is up 35. Now, since I am selling my largest, a 12m orbit as the largest does not really make sense, hence the 13. 10 for free ride winds up to 32knots and light wind foiling. the 8m orbit for stronger winds and depending on preference.

I enjoy riding the 12m orbit in overpowered conditions, I can ride it between 22-28knots and that is when the kite feels great, below is a cruising mode. Learning to jump higher, some rotations, and building up confidence for looping.

I noticed the 9m reach isn't great in the top end, but at the same time is a good foiling kite 🙂. Hence the idea of having an 8m orbit and 10m reach for free ride and foiling.

Also considering just taking a 7m orbit and 9m/12m reach, but feel that the small orbit is a bit too small 😁 also, having a 9m orbit as the smallest kite isn't great for foiling and light wind...

I know the choose is usually about preference, but hoping to hear some views from heavier riders 👍

And I live in NL, so wind conditions vary quite a bit. Few 35+sessions, mostly 20-30 and lot of nice below 20knot sessions.

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Re: 9/12/15 vs 8/10/13 quiver tips

Postby universalflush » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:55 pm

Since you already have a 9m Reach and a 12m Orbit you should keep them and add a 9m Orbit and 13m Reach. With 95 KG the 9m Orbit will be good until 35/40 knots and unless you want to ride in stronger wind this is all you need. I have a 2022 9m Orbit and this is my favourite kite. You should definitely not go below 8m, but even 8 is pretty small since the Orbit can handle a lot of wind. Only if you are planning to get rid of the 9 Reach and the 12 Orbit then the 10 Reach is probably the best choice for you to replace them
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Re: 9/12/15 vs 8/10/13 quiver tips

Postby ACD2B » Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:35 pm

Thanks. I haven't tried the 8m orbit, but always curious this is a size a lot of the riders use when they go out in close to 40knots, but they might be lighter, usually that is the case maybe. Adding a 9m orbit and 13m reach seems a bit of an overkill and also quite an expensive option. The 12m orbit is not a great light wind kite hence the idea to change for a reach.

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Re: 9/12/15 vs 8/10/13 quiver tips

Postby galzohar » Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:15 pm

It all depends on where you prefer to foil and when to ride twin tip... If you want to ride a twin tip as soon as possible, you should have a 14m for your big kite in a 3-kite quiver. Otherwise you should have your big kite let you do the kind of tricks you're into for the wind that is no longer foil-friendly. I don't foil so can't help with that.

If we neglect foiling, I'd get a 14-15m for the big kite, 10m or 11m (even 12m is possible) for the medium kite and 8m or 9m for the small kite. An 8m would let you ride those 35+ days, but a 9m would work better for looping in all other days. A 10m can be looped nicely too, but probably not as well as a 9m, regardless of your weight...
If you foil a lot just get a 12m and a 9m (orbit if you want to loop it/them) and then maybe some kind of foiling-friendly kite.
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