I'm looking for a kite to fill the gab between my Rebel 12m and the Dyno 18m.
One Idea was, to pick a 2012 Dyno 15 right in the middle. Another possibility could be to look for a 2010 Rebel 16 or the 2011 Dyno 16.
I don't want to do racing with the kites. I just want them for freeriding and jumping with hangtime.
Did someone here tested two or all of these kites against each other?
Can you give me some help for making my decission?
I think we are missing the most important thing - what is your weight ?
As I agree with the other posters - that you dont really need anything in between if you are typical weight (80kg - 175lbs).
Where kites bigger than 12m2 are for super light condtions only, and another ballgame.
Meaning - we are talking winds around 10 knots maybe, where the really big kites works fine, and having a big gap is "easy" in such light wind
Whereas - if you are above 200lbs, your "good freestyle" kite will more likely be a 15m2 and not the 12m2 like for the average weight kiter.
So here it makes sense to fill the gap between the 12 and 18, just like us "average" riders that fills the gap between a 15/16 and 9m2 with a 12, as an example
The thing is - that at some point we reach a size where anything bigger is not "feeling good" the same way - and used for light wind (also awesome fun, but I think you all know what I mean).
If that made any sense ?
Your decision of course - and maybe you know exactly that you need this size
But would just try to clarify, like the others in this thread, that above a certain size and in light wind - you can easily have a huge size step without problems.