jkite231 wrote: ↑Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:10 amI meant to say a kite suitable for wave riding, as stronger winds usually go with waves, so it would make sense to buy a more specialized kite for stronger winds.. not sure if that reasoning is correct though
I chose the Cabrinha Switchblade as my main kite because everywhere on the internet the Switchblade and the North Rebel are recommended as the best kites to buy for beginners. I read so many articles and these two models are mentioned over and over again. However, not much information about completing a quiver...
Yes, 9-12-17 is perfect. Go for the 9m Switchblade, these kites are very good for your situation right now and you won't outgrow them ecause they are also very good for more intermediate or even advanced (free)riders.jkite231 wrote: ↑Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:02 pmThanks a lot for the input. I will be looking for a 9m kite then. What about the light wind kite? Is 9-12-17 a good quiver or maybe I would need another one to fill the gap between 12 and 17m? I don't really want to spend money on more than 3 kites...
Also, what about those C-kites? Should I be looking at those for my 9m or I need dozens of sessions experience first?
badgb21 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:09 amWave kites tend to be less powerful (size for size) than free-ride kites.
Free ride kites can perform quite well in waves.
It may be a while before you need the drift qualities of a wave kite.
I'd consider going for a 9m Swichblade and maybe a 15m Contra (or possibly a 17m Contra, if you are inland or have very light wind, I found the 17m a less fun than the 15m Contra or a 16m Apollo if you can water re-launch well, some good 2017 bargains around.)
These will likely work with your current bar.
With a good quiver of kites you can then start to hone your skills and move onto different boards, such as a wave board if that's your fancy and move onto more specializes kites
Good luck with your choice.
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