POACHER wrote:Take the Flite 14.5 and Contra 15m for a rip too if you have one laying around please! I'm not necessarily looking for sub 10 kts performance. It's the 10-20+ range that I'm interested in. Lightwind wave riding!
I'm curious about the low end on a standard size twin (134x42ish), it's high end and usable range.
P.S. Use a SUPER sized American (or other international fatty) for the tests too..............Someone 185lbs.+. Not these little, spindly, rubber teenage kids that weigh a $1.05 soaking wet.
Real quick, have taken both of those out. The Contra 15 is my favorite in that size, good low and high end, good jumping. Fun kite. Can't tell you how they are in waves, not much waves here. I've ridden circles around a best TS in sub 10mph on a 144 prodigy board and have had it down in close to 20mph. 14.5 is a good kite, flys in next to nothing wind, but I feel I have more fun on the 15. In the 14.5's defense I have not see the top end, but I did have a lot of fun with the 14m prodigy which was almost the same kite. If you have the money go for the contra, if you want to save a buck the 14.5 will fit your style.
Yes I have Sendit as my super sized American. 220lhs, and I will have other locals in that range helping me out.
I will be doing a lot of testing too (145 lbs) because you big boys aren't the only ones who want out in light winds.