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Billyboysurfs
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New Quiver

Postby Billyboysurfs » Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:37 am

Caught the kiting bug in 2014. Bought a Best Kahoona 10.5 in 2015, slowly added a used 14m North (now duotone) Evo, then a used North Rebel 8m as I progressed. I primarily TT but recently bought a surfboard and can mow the lawn and gybe but working on tacks and strapless freestyle. My kahoona 10.5m was my go to from 18-25 on the TT. Used the 8m rebel up until about 30ish and dont enjoy kiting in breeze more than 35. After getting good use out of my gear I'm keen to upgrade. I've got my eye on North Reaches. I have an opportunity on a good deal on a 7m reach which is leading me towards a 7, 9, 12 quiver but I'm hesitant to give up a 10m. I'm about 73kgs. Looking for input on kite sizing for 3 kites for that would let me progress strapless and TT freeride. My location makes test drives not feasible unfortunately. Welcome all input!

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Re: New Quiver

Postby ktflyer381 » Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:06 am

Hey, I have 6,8,9,12 and 13m Reaches, combination of 2020 and 2021 but I’ve flown the 2922 10m too. Fantastic kites. Unless you are blessed to be in a windy spot I would consider 7,10,13 for your quiver. The 13 is a killer kite, still pretty quick and light bar pressure while having great low end.

You can fly the 8m up to 30 kts on a twin tip but a 7m might be more comfortable.

Kevin
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CaptainKook
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Re: New Quiver

Postby CaptainKook » Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:42 am

Would definitely go for 13m or 14m rather than 12m. You will score more sessions
7,10,13
or
7 10 14

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Re: New Quiver

Postby jakemoore » Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:56 am

There is no need to make the 7m kite the same model as the 14 m kite.

I would think of it as:
Light wind kite 12-15
Big Air Kite 10
Survival Kite 7-8

The light wind kite should be light in weight and efficient. I’m seeing great deals on Flysurfer Soul v2

The survival kite should be tame and durable.
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Re: New Quiver

Postby hookedcook » Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:01 am

There's a crazy deal on pivots 26's now. I don't really use small kites where I live, but had to rent an 8m for 3 days on my last kite trip. I just ordered a 8m pivot shipped to Florida for 695.00 USD total to keep just for a future kite trip.


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