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All round Big air kite

Postby Gautiou » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:41 pm

Hi !
I'm searching a kite for freeriding, big air and sometimes surfing because i don't have big waves on my spot of northwest of France. I'm 1m90 and 85 kg. I think a quiver 12-9-7 or 12-9-6 should be better for me.

I'm hesitating between 3 kites :
- Switchkite Nitro5
- Cabrinha Switchblade
- Airush Varial X (2015)

Thank you very much for your advices :thumb:

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby naishdude » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:19 pm

You cannot go wrong with the Nitro! Especially for big air!
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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby Westozzy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:03 am

having ridden all three and wanting a little wave time I'd be looking at the SB or varial, SB my first choice. Holds itself together really well when really lit (when you really get big air). Then again I wouldnt be choosing any of those three... :D

You need to ride them as everyone will just give their opinions like mine.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby Gautiou » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:51 am

I had a 2015 and 2014 Switchblade Last year and I found it was too slow for waveriding but great for boosting big air and cruising, really stable kite.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby marlboroughman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:02 am

Cabrinha FX
Airush Union
Nitro boosts huge but is a tat heavy for waves

In a perfect world I would have all of the above on 3 struts up to size 9m and on 5 struts from 10m on.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby Westozzy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:11 am

remember he said sometimes surfing and small waves (not big). Heck used to ride lei race kites in those conditions just fine, just have to adjust.

agreed be nice MB man to have 3 struts in the smaller sizes then 5 from 10 on, when the larger canopies need that support and ya want smaller canopies to drift a bit more.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby plummet » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:50 pm

Put the ozone edge on your list. It's a boost n glide machine.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby flyingcamel » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:01 pm

id go switchblade if its the 2016 version. I think the core XR series would also be a good fit for you as well for big air and versatility

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby Gautiou » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:23 pm

Switchblade is very slow and I think that the 2016 is the same that my previpreviously 2015. No great improvements for this kite year after year.

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Re: All round Big air kite

Postby Eurus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:33 am

Cabrinha FX is sick. I rode one recently in 25 KTS and it was pretty amazing.


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