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Weighing up 2013 Obsession vs 2013 Swtichblade

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Nofootprints
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Weighing up 2013 Obsession vs 2013 Swtichblade

Postby Nofootprints » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:01 am

Am a beginner rider looking to go intermediate. Got a couple of months last season under me and have been using a 10m 2010 switchblade.

Living in Cape Town makes a 10m often unusable with strong winds .

Was looking at a second hand switchblade 7m in mint condition for R8,000 but picked up a twice used demo RRD obsession 7m with new bar for the same price.I weigh 95kg and am looking to do some riding and entry jumping this season. And need a kite for those 25kts + days. I ride a 142cm board.

As a new participant haven't been too keen to spend on the latest and most expensive.

Have I made the right choice? Every kite shop I went to I heard a different shpiel. So should I just move on and be happy or high tail it back to the shop. a bit confused.

Jbrook
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Re: Weighing up 2013 Obsession vs 2013 Swtichblade

Postby Jbrook » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:55 am

You will love the Obsession has an enormous range and an epic low end, no pun intended. My wife learned on a 7 Obsession and never changed kites. Might surprise how low wind you can use the 7.

Nofootprints
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Local Beach: Muizenberg and hopefully big bay
Gear: 2010 10m cabrinha switchblade
2013 7m RRD obsession
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Location: Cape Town, SA

Re: Weighing up 2013 Obsession vs 2013 Swtichblade

Postby Nofootprints » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm

thanks mate. getting excited . now where is that wind!!
read on some forums that it has a habit of stalling. and some seem to prefer the ozone catalyst.

any comments on this.

happy kiting.

susanmg
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Re: Weighing up 2013 Obsession vs 2013 Swtichblade

Postby susanmg » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:10 pm

Depends on the year you got. The last two year's Obsessions don't tend to backstall (they can...but its not super prevalent). I love my 7m obsession - boosts huge and is fast, but not too fast :)


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