KiteCulture wrote:The R 13 will have more low end grunt than the S14, so initial power output will possibly be the same. I only notice it really during that initial kite dive. The R13 sits deeper in the window so the power is a little straightforward, where the S14 eases into the power a little more. Upwind will be slightly better in the S14 given the more forward position… but only slightly really. I found the pressure on the Renegades to be a little stronger than the Screamers. Even in comparing the S10 or 12 to the R11 or 13, there is a little more pressure. Certainly not enough to tire out your arms over a few hours, but it is there.
For me at 145 lbs, the Infinity is an armful in 8 knots! So I'm on the R13 from 8-9 all the way up to 12-15. My go to quiver is R7, S10, R13.
Just my observations, but it's a feel that you need to find for yourself. Personally, if you have the R13, I'm not sure you'd get more out of owning a S 14 as well. Although, bigger jumps in light winds might be the selling point...
I had two Cabrinha golf bags one 160cm and the other 140cmsoul19 wrote:Hey Pete what bag are you using as three kites, board, one bar, harness and pump are the maximum that I can pack in my NSI deceiver bag. Even that I am usually over the 50lbs that I often opt out of bringing the third kite to have a bit of leeway depending on the airline we are flying with! I am thinking about buying the epic transporter bag to decrease the weight of the bag that I use (the NSI bag weighs in at 11lbs dry weight).
Thanks James, it certainly got me thinking, but I am still leaning toward a sector or hydrofoil instead of a big kite. The R13m will fly and relaunch in 7 knots as well, and with one of those two options for boards I think I will have a bit more fun.... just a bit harder to put on an airplane.......soul19 wrote:Pete and Brian thanks for the info.... the NSI bag is bullet proof but I like the room and options that the Epic transporter bag offer. Just the aspect that I can connect the two bags together so that I can pack a second bag is great. That way I can pack kites for my wife and still be able to haul both without burdening her with the hassle of carrying it. I travel a lot to the Caribbean's, Mexico and South America that it would be nice to have more kites to increase my days on the water!
Pete glad to see that you had a great time on your trip and that the 4G infinity was a positive experience for you! It is definitely a kite that I would like to try as you know the fickle Ontario winds can make time between sessions quite long at times!
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