i just got my account for this forum and i really hope you guys can help my out with my questions.
(sorry for my bad english at this point *g*)
I just sold my 2 Kites and now i´m planing my new range.
I´ve allready bought an Rebel 2010 in 7m². Now i´m not sure which other kites i should take to make the range complete.
My kiteskillz are moving from beginner to average. I dont have to struggle to go upwind and i already made some kitejumps. So i want to go into kitejumps a bit further, because now i can land 3-4 jumps out of 10. I don´t want to do unhooked stuff at this point.
After reading a lot of stuff, and watching different test-mags i am confused. The Kites that i´m prefering are the North Evo and the North Rebel. Kitesize should be 9 and 12. So that i have 7-9-12.
Pro´s about the Evo 2011-2012 are
easy and comfortable handling, for all kiter levels (beginner, intermediate, pro), very good lowend, round turningbehavier, 4 and 5 line possible, possible to fly in the inland (gusty wind)
Contra Evo 2011-2012 are
too much power and less depower (a lot of adjusterwork required, the 9er Evo would be like a 10 Rebel, and it pulls like a traktor which means not so good highend), a lot of ?transverse tension? (in german we say "querzug") which means bad upwind performance cause the kite pulls strong downwind.
Is the 2012 Evo better in upwind performance than the 2011?
very good upwind performance (best on the market), enormous lift, very good depower on a short bar-way (barmoving), no transverse tension (or lot less than the evo), low-wind good, less adjusterworks required and good high end (in strong winds).
5 Lines (which tangle up), 9er could be a bit to quick for me?, not that easy to jump with in comparison with the evo.
What exactly am i looking for?
Kites that are easy to handle. I dont want to become the freestylegod, i´m happy with freeriding and jumping around a bit. The kite should go very well upwind and should be comfortable to ride in gusty conditions. I dont want to have much trouble slowing down/breaking the kite down when the wind gets stronger (big depower).
So i guess i´m looking for a Rebevo ^^
Hope some guys can help me out with my problem.
(I dont have the possibility to testride, so i need your support)