RayU wrote:Thanks for the feed back!
I am looking for a kite in the 12 to 15 m range for winds 12 to 15 mph. I recently tried the kahoona `13.5 and it worked very well with my large twin tip, pulled well, good to windward, although it was slow to turn. I believe they are both Delta concepts. I like the fact that the one is a light wieght kite. This should allow it to fly well in light winds. If it turns much faster than similar size kites the 15 may be the ticket for me, 195 lbs.
Any feedback on the 13.5 Kahoona vs the 15 One would be apprieciated.
I would like to demo the One. Any suggestions to help to find one to try in the Ft. Lauderdale area?
I had a Kahoona 13.5 last summer and it is very powerful, best relaunch of all the kites I have tried. Very easy kite to fly. It did jump pretty good with good hangtime. Not the best to go upwind because of the big leading edge but not bad either. The thing I like about that kite was that whenever you crash or look for the kite it is always back in the air.
The low end is better than the upper wind. When you reach the topend it becomes very hard on the arm; It has good bar pressure but overpowered it becomes a handfull.
If they could lower the bar pressure I would probably have one as my lightwind kite. I now use a xBow 13m and a Speed 3 15m.
The one 15m should be a really nice lightwind kite, I cant wait to try it. Have you tried the lithium 13m or 15m LW they are also excellent LW kite with light bar pressure. I tried the 15m and I was really surprised how well it flew in LW. It had me going in 7 knots with a big TT. And these kites jumps and keep you up there.
They are so many nice kites to fly nowadays it is hard to make a choice