Funny thing is I was *just* looking at the SS wind charts trying to decide if I should migrate my Rallys to RPMs and found this thread....
(1) The 12M RPM wind range
caught my eye as well. I am very happy with the wind range of my 2014 12M Rally, however, it is slower than I like. (As has been discussed the 2011/2012 Rallys were much faster.)
I was wondering if the 12M RPM will be more agile than the 12M Rally...without giving up low end?
Has anyone ridden the two...or even just the new RPM who can comment?
(2) Size selection
...I have a 7M RPM and have gotten blown off the water on it. Think I'll get much more high end out of a 6?
I'd be moving from a 7/9/12 quiver to a 6/9/12 quiver...or maybe 6/8/12? 180 lbs. I'd like to fly from 12mph to 35mph.
I used to have a 6M Rally, and at that time the jump from 6 to 10 was too big...I'd be underpowered on one and lit on the other. So, I'm also questioning the spread with RPMs.
I always find that it is better to have your small kite sizes closer together than your big kite sizes...but there are 3 sizes now between 8 and 12...seems like a big jump. On the chart it looks okay.