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 Post subject: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:06 pm 
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Hello,

I am planning to change my 2011 rebels 7, 10 for the ozone reo's.
I liked the windrange of my 7/10 rebel set.

Last weekend I tested the 10m² in underpowered conditions but still loved it's handling in the waves.
While my rebel backstalled the reo managed to get my at the right place.
What would be a good 2 kite combo for my 83kg, Belgium North sea conditions. Wind generated waves, often mushy waves, never higher then head high?
80% of the time I am on my 6.0 surfboard.

reo 12/8 or 10/6 or 10/8?

Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:13 am 
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Basically I would like a 2 kite quiver of reo's with approx. the same windrange as a rebel 7/10 combo.

What is the low end of the 10 and 12 reo on a 6.0 surfboard, 83kg?


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:40 am 
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Reos are nice kites and you wont regret it BUt they are smaller for their sizing so a 10 is more like a 9 and an 8 more like a 7, and they perform best when in the upper pat of their wind range. You will find the rebels have more power for a given size so think carefully. Having said that the 12 Reo (more like an 11) still performs pretty well in surf when its powered up. I have 12/10/8 at 70kg - started with 10/8 but needed the 12 once I discovered I had lost some low end compared with my previous kites.10/8 combo is sweet and the best wave combo but if you want to just get out there when its lighter you will need a 12 too. 12/8 combo has too much gap if you are looking to be in the pocket for waves.
You will be able to do stuff you couldn't before with the Reos :)


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:45 am 
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what wind do you kite in?

me personally if I was to limit myself to 2 kits it would be 10-8 combo. That would see me going 16-40 knots at the extreme ends. with a super sweet range between 20 and 30.

I think the most universal size is 10m start a quiver around the 10 and build from there. if you go 12-8 your miss the sweetest zone of the 10 20-25 knots which is the sweetest wind full stop in my opinion.

going 10-6 will get a gap 25-30 ish of underpowered overpowered.

at the end of the day you cant properly service a good wind range with 2 kites unless you like to ride over or underpowered. both are a real pain on the wave face... so no matter what you do it will be a compromise until you get 3 or more kites.

that said if you are only mildy addicted and down mind missing what could be glorious sessions with the right size kite then go ahead and have a 2 kite quiver.


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Thanks for your reply,

I live one hour drive from the sea, so like most working people I start checking windguru and stuff from wednesday for wind in the weekend. If its a good 15knots/4bft it's a go.

I am not very interested in very light wind. (still have a tractor north vegas 16 2006).
35knots is my high end limit I suppose, never had a wind meter. If I was to overpowered with my 7m rebel and TT, it was game over for me and I could live what that.
So 15-35kn would be my Reo range.

Before I tested the reo last weekend I was planning to downsize my biggest rebel 10m to a 9m, so 10/8 reo would make sence.

What's your weight plummet?
20-25 knots is indeed the sweetest wind!


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Work out what wind you are mostly in then choose your main kite. For me it is a 10m edge.

Then build another kite around this. Better to be in the sweet spot 80 percent of the time than being on the edge of the sweet spot 80 percent of the time. Maximise your money in the sky!


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:04 pm 
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I agree with Slyde, I have 6, 8, 10m Reo's purely for waves, and weigh around 78 kg. Love them. I am sometimes thinking that the 12m Reo would be useful, especially if the wind is a bit too on-shore. The 10m Reo deffo seems smaller than some other 10m kites. I am still using my 2008 Ozone 12 m Light 2 for marginal conditions, but it's getting tired. Just finding it hard to justify a 12 Reo also.


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Forget a 12m Reo. get the 8/10 combo. Maybe get yourself an extra surfboard. Since your waves are not big you can easily get something fishy that will make up for your low end.

Personally ride the Ozone Catalyst 6/8/10 and added a SS Dialer that is surprisingly fun.


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Forget a 12m Reo. get the 8/10 combo. Maybe get yourself an extra surfboard. Since your waves are not big you can easily get something fishy that will make up for your low end.

Personally ride the Ozone Catalyst 6/8/10 and added a SS Dialer that is surprisingly fun. 90kg


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 Post subject: Re: rebel vs ozone reo 2 kite set
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Two friends of mine have reo 10 8 6.
they are around 78 and 90 kilos
Both like ozone in waves but feel lack of power in marginal conditions with the 10 so at your weight consider you will miss some session.
cannot be ,cannot wait the week end, drive one hour and yust watch!!!!
cannot say anything about 12.


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