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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby Westozzy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:12 am

Yeh my bro runs an ozone zephyr 2013, a dice 2014 11m and then a C4 8M 2011 over two Twin tips.

I run a zephyr 2013 and an 11 and 8m dice over two TT's, one of them light wind, a mako 150 and a SB...can stretch and match to find to right kite design for the right conditions.

Two kites won't cut it here but three is plenty.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby Drew22 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:19 am

Oldnbroken wrote:Epic Renegade, and I'm sure you would be able to get a demo ride.
Dimitri is coming to Florida for the next couple of months.

The renegade is what I had before my Cabos, I'm going to stay polite on my experience with my Renegades and keep it to myself unless a certain event happens.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby Starsky » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:29 am

Ocean Rodeo, the 10 is a razor, the 7 a prodigy

Two kites only works for light to med weight riders with a decent small wave board who are willing to pass on anything under 12 knots.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby experienced1 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:47 am

You asked aboutt the low end of the Drifters. I have a lot of time on the Cabrinha SB and the Cabrinha Drifter. In my opinion, the 2014 Drifter is about a meter smaller in low end than the same size SB.

Otherwise, the Drifter has everything one would look for in a wave kite. Should be easy to get a ride in FL


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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby plummet » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:31 am

[quote="Starsky"]For years I used to fly a quiver of the same model kites, but have recently switched my quiver to different models. In efforts to be a minimalist and keep it to two kites, I'm now on a completely different 10m than 7m. Now that I've made the change I can't believe I didn't think of it earlier as conditions are completely different when either kite is in its sweet spot. Why wouldn't you want different kites? Save your gutless wave kites for 20+ knots and get a raging bull for the light stuff. [quote]

That is the best advice. Mix your quiver up. I have been doing it for years and its great. Get the right tool for the conditions.

I have a decadent 5 kite quiver.
13 edge
8 catalyst
6 reo.

Each kite completely different from the next. But they work well in there chosen wind range. I sure has hell wouldn't want a flysurfer speed style kite in 6m weather and a reo in flysurfer weather would bore the tits of me.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby NYKiter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:22 pm

Just ride in offshore winds...any kite will drift in these conditions... :jump:

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby effisk » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:42 am

I have a 9 and a 6 MethodV2 and I do exactly as Starsky describes. No need for different kite designs.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby Westozzy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:35 pm

Are you saying this as a fact or is this just for you. I hope it is for the latter if not I suggest you ride some more kites and see what they can offer.

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby Onda » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:57 pm

I ride a 10 m² Cloud, 9 m² North Neo 2012, 7 m² Neo (now exchanged by a 7 m² RRD Religion 7 MK4) and a 5 m² North Evo 2010.
Except for the Cloud, all these Kites are wonderful tools for waveriding, particularly the Religion.
I don´t feel the low end of the Neos / Religion is poor. Absolutely not. I typically ride 1-2 m² smaller sizes than the others (TT riders) around me with my Naish Skater 5'9".

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Re: Wave Kite blues

Postby SupaEZ » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:40 pm

Drew22 wrote:I was full powered on my 9 struggling while my friend was cranking on his 7.
Ask your friend to take your 9 and you can take his 7

If you are cranking on his 7 and he is struggling on your 9...then your 9 is the problem

But if you and your friend are doing equally well...or if he stills cranks and you struggle... could mean your friend is more efficient at kiting than he may have a better board

By the way please describe his board and yours

Are you on surfboards....strapped....strapless....thruster...quad...width..length....etc...

Many times the board + someone more experienced makes more difference than the kite itself

Do you both weigh about the same ?
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