I'm looking for a general purpose kite to use in 12-20kn. My existing 13M GK VSonic is getting a bit tired and I'd like to go just a tad bigger so that I can use wake-style boards in lighter wind. My style is "generally messing around" and encompasses elements of freeride and freestyle. I'm 80kg and use bindings (boots) most of the time.
I've got a couple of 4-line bars, so am interested in the kite only.
High flow valve
Single point inflation
Moderate to high stability
I think any of the following kites will do the trick, so all that's left is the price point. Right now I'm leaning heavily to the Switch Element V3. Are there any other kites I should be considering?
818 USD - Switch Element V3 15
1689 USD - Cabrinha 2015 Switchblade 14
1560 USD - Naish 2015 Park 14
1639 USD - North 2014 Rebel 14
1479 USD - Crazyfly 2015 Sculp 14
1649 USD - Ocean Rodeo 2015 Flite 14.5
1480 USD - Ozone 2015 Catalyst 14
1899 USD - Liquid Force 2014 Envy 15
1409 USD - Epic Screamer 4G 14
1599 USD - Slingshot 2015 Rally 14
1873 USD - Core GTS3 14
1998 USD - Core Riot XR3 LW 15
1361 USD - Wainman RG 3 Big Mama 14.5
1569 USD - Airush 2015 Varial X 14
1539 USD - F-One 2015 Bandit 14
1379 USD - Blade 2015 Trigger 14
1699 USD - Nobile 2014 50Fifty 14
1899 USD - Flysurfer Cronix 12
1200 USD - Star Taina 14
1300 USD - RRD Obsession MKVII 15
These prices are probably only indicative, but it's what I managed to find on-line.
Oh and my existing quiver is 13M, 11M, 8M, 6M.