Dr_Rosen wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 pm
My kites now are Open C style freestyle/freeride kites (Naish Dash) 9-12-14.
The bigger Naish is the Fly which I have heard mixed opinions on.
So any non-pimp recommendations for a large tube kite that be purchased in the after-sale markets?
Rider weight 83-85 kg. Level: Relatively advanced in freestyle etc (10 years kiteboarding)
15m Turbine is my magic for a large twintip board
. At my 190 lbs weight I owned 19m Speed3 Deluxe, through 16m NRG to 15m Turbine.
On that path, I tried so many of the LW kites and I landed my choice on the 15m Turbine:
Flysurfer 19m Speed 3 Deluxe, 16m/14m Liquid Force NRG, 17m Best TS, Airush Lithium Zero 18m, 17m Slingshot Turbine (slow), 15.5m Liquid Force Solo, 17m Core XR LW, 15m Flysurfer Sonic FR, 15m Naish Fly, 15m Ozone Chrono R1, 18m Cabrinha Velocity, 13m Ozone Edge, 13m Cabrinha Contra, BRM Cloud 17m
Eventually I tried 14m Rally and 13m Turbine and 14m was far less powerful, not enough for LW and 13m Turbine was fine but conditions weren’t the ultimate lightwind, I just rode on a regular twintip. Good power though.
For LW foiling
I'd stop on 12m size.
Add 5-10m extension lines and your 10-12m kite will work in under 10 knots easily giving you enough power on initial stroke to get onto the foil and go and they'll fly in that apparent wind just fine.
Been there, rode my 10m Rally 2012 like that and I loved it.