Drew22: 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
[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. 15speed 13 edge 10c4 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.
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".