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.