boyceduke wrote:Hi, guys, I have bought a quiver of 2012 Rpms, so to make sure I am always on the write kite I bought the 8,10,12. I have been out on the 10 and 12 twice each and from my experience can't feel much diff between the two, I had them both out today in 20kts, cross on. Bottom end is very similar indeed infact a bit to similar, the 10m turns a tad faster and the 10m.
I decided to lay them on top off each other to see what the difference in size was, I was shocked with the result...
Good pictures. That shows a clearer picture than the last thread on this topic and I think you clearly have one kite larger than the other. So, I don't see the big complaint. SS had replied on the last thread and commented that they design the kites by feel from one size to the next, not necessarily what the actual fabric area is.
People have an expectation for what a 10 feels like and what a 12 feels like. If you bought either by itself you'd probably be happy, but since you have them both you see they are similar. When you think about it, look on the water on an 11M day and you will see happy kiters of similar weights flying kites from 10 to 12. It does make sense to me that they would feel similar, but I understand your complaint.
It may be too late for you now, but if you'd done some research here beforehand you would have learned that you could put more of a gap in your two larger SS kites. You could have gone 9/12 or 10/14.
Case in point, I had a 6/10/14 Rally quiver and while the 10/14 spread is PERFECT! The 6/10 spread was too large. So I replaced the 6 with a 7.
I had a 12m and a 7m in the way but they are out of stock now, so i still havent placed my order. Now i dont know what to do seeing this.
I'd also heard they were temporarily sold out of 12s, but Real kiteboarding shows the 12 in stock. Check there
, they usually buy a pretty large inventory of RPMs.