I guys, just sold my 2010 12m fuse, im looking to get a new "big kite", I have a 9 and 7 too so looking at the 2016 or 2017 models, I believe theres not a big difference from 2016 to 2017? I want to get going from 11-12knts, I weigh 83kgs
both of these kites apparently have a similar low end? can anyone confirm? Which do you think would loop better and be more "fun" to ride, better jumping?
I do mostly freeride, jumping with old school grabs etc. no waves and freestyle is only unhooked railey or something. I wont really progress as i'm not able to kite that often...been doing the same stuff for years
Favorite Beaches: _ Crandon - Key Biscayne, FL Sherman Island - Antioch, CA Crissy Field - San Francisco, CA Kanaha - Maui, HI Anne's Beach - Islamorada, FL Curry Hammocks - Marathon, FL Kite Beach - Cabarete, Dominican Republic Tableview - Cape Town, South Africa Main Beach - Langebaan, South Africa Mui Ne Bay - Ham Tien, Vietnam
Style: Big Air :D
Gear: _ 2014 8m,10m Naish Torch 2014 11m SS RPM 2015 17m Blade Fat Lady v3 2014 Best Breeze 145, 2014 Naish Antic 142, 2017 Core Choice 2 142
Go with a 12m Evo, it pickups right where a 9m Evo leavea off. The 12m Evo is amazing for light wind. I currrently teach on a 7,9,12m Evo quiver and I find the 12m to be the most impressive for what I use it for. I weigh 250 and my students weigh from 110-240. All have walked away impressed with that 12m in light light light. I wosh North would make a skinnier LE for the 12m, the design handles light wind beautifully courtesy of the pivot style turn on the Evo. I really feel they solved the problem of balancing responsiveness and turning on larger kites with the 12m evo using a pivot (altho not as pivoty as a Naish Pivot). While still cranking some power thru the turn so that working the kite cranks power.
In larger sizes, 12m + the Open C kites like Dice, RPM, etc are not so hot. An 11m Evo would be a little bit gruntier than a 12m Dice altho you are close on power levels. In smaller sozes for higher winds I become a huge fan of the Dice.