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8-10m one kite quiver for waves?

Postby flying doctor » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:52 pm

I've been able to avoid KF for quite a time -it makes me want buy new kites too much and I believe it's better for me to stick to my material for at least 2 years-

But after almost 2 years on the CB1 I'm in the market for something else..

I hardly use my 12 because I mainly ride my UG 5'8" surfboard, so I'd like to get something with the range of my CB1 9. I weigh 75kg.

The million dollar question: is there a kite in 1 size that:

- turns fast enough for waveriding
- steers well one-handed powered and depowered
- drifts well
- has a range that at least covers 10-20m/s
- and if possible kiteloops well enough to pick up on that hobby again (I still have a twintip collecting dust because looping the CB1 isn't that much fun)

Less important for me is how it handles unhooked, it doesn't need to be the newest model '08 kite, I'm not into the hype or image thing (still wearing a helmet after 6 years of kiteboarding so go figure...)

Feedback appreciated!

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Wave kite

Postby Kite-Essence » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:19 pm

Hi Flying doc,you should check the Eclipse Nano 9 2008.Incredible stability,depower on command,turn fast...The construction for 2008 will be awesome and the new bar seems to be the bar that will set the new benchmark...

You will be able to find some more details surfing the web,they should be ready to ship end of october...If you want one I can arrange something for you contact me at http://www.kite-essence.com

Happy wind

Dan
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Re: 8-10m one kite quiver for waves?

Postby purdyd » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:39 pm

flying doctor wrote:
The million dollar question: is there a kite in 1 size that:

- turns fast enough for waveriding
- steers well one-handed powered and depowered
- drifts well
- has a range that at least covers 10-20m/s
- and if possible kiteloops well enough to pick up on that hobby again
it seems to me at our beach - everyone is riding a 10-8 meter kite with a directional board in the waves and occasional trip on the TT and for the most part - just about any kite is working - including the crossbow 9m

good luck

David

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Postby Hybridkiter » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:07 pm

2008 Rebel 10, would be my choice for a quiver of one.

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Postby frederics » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:26 pm

definitly have a ride with furia from takoon. The best wave kite I ever tried. Power on demand in turns, super fast in turns. Good feedback on bar. Bar pressure trimmable. Easy to relaunch.
This kite exels both in freestyle and waves see the reviews below:
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No doubt the best wave kite.

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Postby TopHat » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:54 pm

2008 9.5 GENERATOR :thumb:

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Postby groundclown » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:48 pm

Windwing 08' 9.5m2 Rampage2

Refined for better wave riding. won't pull you off the face.
Super eazy re-launch
Super quick, great low end, awesome depower, and superior drift.
*Surf safe check bridle without pulleys and to short to tangle.
Kite-loops kick a**.

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Postby flying doctor » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:03 pm

Thanks for your replies... many options, but has anyone had the chance to compare a number of kites for this purpose?

And frederics: which size furia would you recommend for my weight and windrange?

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Postby aeberl » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:07 pm

I am in the market for a kite that has to cover similar requirements and have tried a fiew. I am leaning towards the new Yaga (in your case most probably the 11m will be the closest one to the power generation of the SB1 9). Nice thing about it is that you can go SLE mode in waves and have the C-like performance for freestyle in 4-Line mode.

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Re: 8-10m one kite quiver for waves?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:17 pm

flying doctor wrote:I've been able to avoid KF for quite a time -it makes me want buy new kites too much and I believe it's better for me to stick to my material for at least 2 years-

But after almost 2 years on the CB1 I'm in the market for something else..

I hardly use my 12 because I mainly ride my UG 5'8" surfboard, so I'd like to get something with the range of my CB1 9. I weigh 75kg.

The million dollar question: is there a kite in 1 size that:

- turns fast enough for waveriding
- steers well one-handed powered and depowered
- drifts well
- has a range that at least covers 10-20m/s
- and if possible kiteloops well enough to pick up on that hobby again (I still have a twintip collecting dust because looping the CB1 isn't that much fun)

Less important for me is how it handles unhooked, it doesn't need to be the newest model '08 kite, I'm not into the hype or image thing (still wearing a helmet after 6 years of kiteboarding so go figure...)

Feedback appreciated!
Are you sure about the windrange ???

10-20m/s is NOT possible to cover :wink:

And if you should cover the high end of 20m/s, we are talking about 4 to 6m2 kites max.

Or just a unit error ?

Kindly, Peter Frank


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