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 Post subject: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Hi guys,

Time to change my quiver,coming from 2009 Waroos(13 and 9),looking for a Bandit 5,I tested both combination(11-8 and 12-9) but my experience is limited ,ride most time with a UG 132,75 kg and winds from 12 to 30 kt,thinking about add a Surf board ....which combination do you recommend?

Thanks for your help.....

ps..sorry for the english.....


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:04 pm 
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How much do you ride in 12 knots and 30 knots. What's most common?

I weight 93 kg and have 8-10-12 m B5. Not ridden them so much yet though. I could image the 9m being quiate a handfull for 75 kg in 30 knots. I have no idea of the lowend on the 11m but the difference betwen 10 and 12 is pretty big with regards to lowend


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:28 pm 
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HI Dr.,

Most of the time the winds are from 12 to 18 kt(low season),high season(3 months) 15 to 25kt.As I tested only two times,I tried to read some reviews on the net,but just find few reviwes about this kite,if don't mind give your opinion....

Best regards,


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:00 pm 
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I'm 85kg, I only ride strapless surfboards.

I have the 9m and the 7m, I find the low end pretty good and ride the 9m from a solid15mph+ to about 25 and the 7m from 20+, had it up in 35 to 40 and was Ok. But that was on a surfboard, could have gone more on a TT.

I think 11 and 8 would give you most of what you want on a TT.

mike


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:16 pm 
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I am not you weight, remember that.
If you ride hooked in and the highend is seldom more than 25 knots, I think I would go for the 12/9m.
If you ride unhooked I think you will need that 8 m in the high end.

I might be wrong as I have not weight 75 kg in +20 years :-))
But you should imho opinion not build your quiver around a few hign wind days. Then it is better to buy and older used 7m for those days.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Hmmmm... Go 7 , 9 & surfboard and wait for 14knots or more.

I have a 9m B5 and it has awesome range.

From 15 knots I got stay upwind on a 134 TT at 82kgs.

Have had it out in 23-27 knots and it was very good and manageable.

Had to pull in a lot of trim, and it had heaps of power, but it was still safe at 27knots. (just, lol)

30 knots it may be a bit much, unless you are very experienced kiter and like boosting.

I ride my 7m B4 as soon as it hits 25 knots,

You want the 9m as its very good size, in my opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Meerkite, You mention 7 & 9 in B5's.

I have a 7 & 9 B2's, and have a 12 I rarely use (the bandit 9 is so powerful). If i were to upgrade to B5 could I go with 7 & 10 and just have 2 kites? ( I have a surfboard I am beginning on for the lighter wind days.)

I'm hesitating to stick with 7 & 9 as it such a good combo but with the faster turning of the B5's and improved range i'm curious if I should widen the quiver to 7 & 10.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Yes 10 - 7, would be a great quiver, probably what I will do next time I upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Hi Boreas,

how are you?
Since I find myself in your previous situation (I ride Waroo 2009 9 and 13, my weight is 75 kg and I'm confused in choosing Bandit 5 11/8 or 12/9), I'd like to know about your choice in sizes and what's your impression about your quiver.

many thanks in advance.

Piero


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 Post subject: Re: Bandit 5 (12-9) or (11-8)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:07 pm 
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No doubt in my mind that you should go for the 11-8m2 :thumb:

11m2 is the "go to overall" kite you can use on a TT without trying to avoid it - if you know what I mean :naughty:

And if you are considering a surfboard too, there is no reason for anything above the 11 (or 10) with your weight and winds.

You will need the 8m2 often when on a surfboard (from around 18 knots and up), and a few times a smaller one maybe if it hits 25 knots (or more) - but you can always take your TT on these rare days it seems, so should be no problem 8)

:D Peter

Ooops - sorry - I just saw now that this was an 11 month old post, that was taken up again...


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