Thanks Pete,Peter_Frank wrote:IMO you can choose either one, if the power (as I understand) is like most depower wave kites.
The range 15 to 20 knots is quite big, but for me also at 170 lbs I would definitely choose the 9m2.
In 20 knots I am on a 7m2.
Below 20 on a 9m2.
Below 16 on a 10m2.
Below 14 usually not waveriding.
Personal choice, but I would rather be a little light powered in the low end, and sweet power in the upper - than reverse.
It is not TT riding but waveriding, right ?
But still, you can choose either one IMO - if you like to be powered and go upwind easily, take the 10
Depends where you ride though, is it really warm, or medium, or sometimes cold ?
That is typically 1m2 change in power
Sounds like quite warm at your location, if Puerto Rico ?
Parguera, PR... Bring a 9M along?flipper231 wrote:Ok I own a 2014 RPM 10m which I will be glad to let you try. Just tell me what Island and I am on my way... It's getting cold up here. At your weight, a 10m would be the carribean one kite quiver... You could easily get going in 13knots and keep having fun abut past 25 given that you will move the knots on the front lines. Neutral in 15 knots, +1 below that, -1 in 20 and -2 if you really need the dump lots of power. I use that 10m in 13-30knots at 185 lbs.... We get 13-30 on the same day and the gusts are often more than 50% of the wind strength...
Since you have an 11m I would go for 9m. If you didn't , I would say 10... But we can discuss that on your local beach
How do guys hold on!!! 32mph!!!dracop wrote:I would go for the 9m since you already have an 11m Fuel. That Fuel will cover the lighter days better than the 10m RPM will. The 9m will make for a great surf kite and will pickup on stronger days when the Fuel is too much of a brute.
My baby is an 11m 2014 RPM which I fly in 25 mph+ (225 lbs/6'0"). I did test out the 9m and 10m and loved the 10m for 32 mph+. The kite design is naturally weak if flying passively (edges of the wind window - its a wild animal when flying actively in the power zone). Keep in mind the RPM (especially the newer ones) will adjust alot more with wind conditions than the Fuel due to the bridle.