grimace wrote:I had a 2013 NRG 16m and would fly that in around 10 knots with a skim (around 200lbs). The file is slower than most and difficult to relaunch. I swapped it this year for a 2013 Ozone Zephyr and the kite flys in less fly but has a touch less power. It flys faster and has the same wind range (10 - 25knots). Prior to the NRG I had the Fat Lady V1 and while the kite had good low end it had a limited wind range (about 15mph) before the tiny struts on the thing would start to buckle.
So far of the 3 I enjoy the Zephyr because its easier to relaunch and quicker than my NRG. The NRG was the best for speed, jumping, and upwind.
Westozzy wrote:Righto bite me so you give me all your specs not in metric...notice my name...we use metric here that's why I asked. Hang on I will get the conversion as I asked....
Righto 85kg, in 8 to 11 knots...
markchatwin wrote:Ocean Adventures - I'm scratchin' my head... The OP doesn't want a better kite than the 3 crappy kites he listed.
OK I can't take it - what are the better light wind kites according to you and why?
markchatwin wrote:SendIt - can you provide brief reviews for the 3 kites the OP is deciding between? I can't speak for the FL or the NRG but the 2013 Zephyr is very widely regarded as 1st rate for a lightwind/freeride kite. You seem to put a lot into "riding in 7mph" but what if the Zephyr starts at 9m but smokes the pants off the others in the 10-15mph category for quickness, jumps and waves? And what if the Zephyr is the best one for higher than that?
Is your definition of the best light wind kite the lowest bottom end it can achieve?
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