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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby jvg » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:12 pm

I would say Ozone C4:
- good in the loops
- much power in the loops
- direct steering (no pulleys)
- it's a fast kite and good in the waves
- the parked power is also good

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby Jdude » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:41 pm

Fone Bandit6 :!:
It's an amazing all arounder.

If you get to demo one you'll replace your other kites as well

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby peterheirman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Wipika Airblast from 2002

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby Kite2Heaven » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:42 pm

With all that initial info.... Perhaps you need a TROLL kite ;)

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby Séb » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:02 pm

Bandit6 10m is a very nice machine that fit your request. I love mine.

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby Erlend M B » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:14 am

austroKiter wrote:Hi,

I'm looking for a fun ~10m kite that fits between my 2010 8m RPM and 2011 12m OR Rise. I'm 82kg (180lbs).

Main criteria:
- Should loop nicely (similar to RPM or better)
- For tricks that need to be finished off with a loop (darkslide or handplant kiteloop backroll), the kite should generate good power in this kind of late loop to finish the trick (my 12m Rise fails at this)
- Should perform decent in waves (strapless wave usage about 25%, rest is twin tip in choppy to flat water conditions)
- Unhooked: Decent unhooked performance for simple tricks is a plus, I don't care about things like line slack (don't attempt handle passes)
- I prefer it if the kite has power on demand when parked versus having to fly it actively to generate power
- Prefer direct steering without too much delay

Any recommendations?

thomas


Wainman hawaii punch is 10.5m , and meets all your chriteria.

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby calibra » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:06 am

give a try in the Blade Trigger 2013, or 2012, they are great kites, and do all that!!!

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Re: Which 10m kite for me? Direct steering, fun kiteloops, w

Postby jumarcil » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:23 pm

austroKiter wrote:Hi,

I'm looking for a fun ~10m kite that fits between my 2010 8m RPM and 2011 12m OR Rise. I'm 82kg (180lbs).

Main criteria:
- Should loop nicely (similar to RPM or better)
- For tricks that need to be finished off with a loop (darkslide or handplant kiteloop backroll), the kite should generate good power in this kind of late loop to finish the trick (my 12m Rise fails at this)
- Should perform decent in waves (strapless wave usage about 25%, rest is twin tip in choppy to flat water conditions)
- Unhooked: Decent unhooked performance for simple tricks is a plus, I don't care about things like line slack (don't attempt handle passes)
- I prefer it if the kite has power on demand when parked versus having to fly it actively to generate power
- Prefer direct steering without too much delay

Any recommendations?

thomas

You might want to read hese reviews coming from the seabreeze forum

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... se/?page=2

One guy was saying :
"All in all for a wave kite this kite just got better . Please try and I'd like to see your thoughts . 10 years of buying every sling shot out there and I'm never going back , this kite seems like an advanced rpm with added range at both ends , try and enjoy .


The Bandits 6 are really nice kites; I really love them: so smooth you can kite for hours and hours.


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