Hey guys, I really need some help here.
Lately I've been riding a CORE XR2 9 and 11 meters, usually around 20 knts in choppy water and small gusty winds. I love the hooked-in performances, grunt and lift of the kite. But now I'm starting to un-hook, and the kite does not do it for me. I have tried the GTS2, but it lacks too much low end for me to find it fun to ride. unhooking, and flying abilities are great though. Do other C-kites have the abilities I'm looking for, or are they much alike the description of the GTS2?
I've got a good deal on the wainman 2.0 9 and 12 m2, tried them and liked them, liked their unhooking too, but didn't find them too lifty. As I have never tried a Naish Torch, RPM or Cabrinha Nomad, I'd really like to hear from some of you for some advice. Am I totally off buying the wainmans compared to these, or are the flying abilities alike?
What I want is:
- Good low end and grunt, without ripping my arms off when unhooking (WH 1 - XR2 0)
- Good/decent lift hangtime when popping hooked in (WH 0 - XR2 1)
- Turning speed and kite loop boost, i found the WH12 to be quicker than the XR2 11 (WH 1 - XR2 0)
So guys hope to hear from you, as I'm going to have to take the decission soon, and don't want to spend too much money on the wrong equipment (again)
Cheers and hang loose!