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grigorib
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Re: Kites for 60kg girl - chose of shape and size (Slingshot example)

Postby grigorib » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:44 pm

1rdee wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:36 pm
grigorib wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Size wise
13m Turbine or 13m Contra (lighter) for Loghtwind
9-10m Rally for regular
6-7m for high winds

Go smaller size for proficient rider and steadier winds.
Don't go 5m unless you're building 4-kite quiver like 5/7/10/13 or you're going to ride 40+ knots winds
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Yes I 100% agree with you.
Did you demo Contra vs turbine in 13 size?
The shape of Turbine looks much more suitable for upwind, jumps and lightwind. And the shape of Contra looks nice for freestyle.
Yes, I rode both the Contra and the Turbine. Didn't ride them side by side and I'm not 60 kg either :)
Turbine delivers amazing power but it's a bit heavy kite. Will work in 9 knots, but can't say if it would work in 8.
I sold my 2012 Rally 14m to a lightweight friend and I'd say it is lighter and a bit more manageable kite. 13m Turbine is way more powerful than 14m Rally

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Re: Kites for 60kg girl - chose of shape and size (Slingshot example)

Postby iriejohn » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:39 pm

@1rdee

Just a comment that the 5m Rally does not have the large inflation valve that the 6m upwards have.

6m, 9m Rally + 13m Turbine sounds just right for a 3 kite quiver for what you want to do.

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Re: Kites for 60kg girl - chose of shape and size (Slingshot example)

Postby 1rdee » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:51 pm

Thank you guys!
So right now we know that I'll take Rally 6 and 9 metres.
And we have one open question: 13m Contra vs 13m Turbine. I need a demo!


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