Sweet! Great to hear. The 17.5 Machine was a nice kite in its day! If the 14 Rally is even a little more agile than my 15 REV, I'm sold. I'll probably be good for 12-40+ with a 6/10/14 quiver.shymac wrote:14m is a legit size... both power and speed are in the package! It will knock the socks of the 15m REV/Octane. Imagine a 17.5m 2005 Machine that has more speed and lower bar pressure and can relaunch... That's what the 14m Rally feels like to me... With that and the Dialer or Glide I can go in around 8-10kts. Its gonna be a monster in the snow! In addition the bar is 23" gandalf stick with 27m lines for ultimate flying control bar for light wind and big kites.
FYI - In my experience I thought the sizes were true to labeling with maybe a little more low end. So, a 12 Rally is probably similar in low end to your 13/Rev Octane. For instance, on the high end, I wanted to be off the 12 Rally (and on to the 10) a little sooner than I need to put down my 11M REV.lisaped wrote:Shy, how can you compare the low end of Rally 12 vs. Rev/Octane 13?
SS sizing is pretty true. Some brands put up a LOT of fabric IMO and then downgrade the size...I saw an 11M delta this weekend of another brand that looked like a friggin' 14. I'm sure it has a GREAT low end!