looking to get some new gear. I am 175lb guy 5,8". Will be kiting in Canada,Toronto area, and surrounding kite spots like Wasaga Beach. right now i have 138cm board, i want to at some point get a larger board, but for now focusing on getting a two kite quiver. right now i also have a 2013 liquid force CPR bar, and i am interested in trying a few Switch kites. Any thoughts on size and possibly model if someone has experience with switch kites?
I am 165 pounds qnd even though i usually have a 3 or 4 quiver kites. The one i am using 80% of the time are my 9m and 12m.
My 9m : 15 to 30. Fun range 18-19 to 26-27
My 12m : 10 to 25. Fun range 13-14 to 21-22
I am giving you the max I can get from these kites. But the max isnt the sweet spot.
For example i could get out with my freerace board in 10-11 knots on my 12m but honestly in these wind i'd rather take the 15m. But if i had to keep only 2 kites, it would be 12m and 9m.
at 175 I would go for a quiver of 9m 12m something with good low end and lots of range. Core Xr3 are great all around, there are tons of good kites but I've had good success with these.