First thing; The Helix is not a Raven. That said, I've had some sessions on my Helix 9, last one today, and the kite is amazingly nice..and I think it shares many aspects with the Raven.TechnoPrisoner wrote:I am a satisfied owner of a 07 Raven 14m
i need to get a small kite aswell so i thought it would be nice to get one Helix 9m.Well,the thing is that Raven is supposed to be something like a Hybrid/C shape kite with a 1:1 shift system bar and a few days ago i had a ride with 06 Shockwave 7m(30knots) and a 06 Boxer 12m(18-20knots) both on 2:1.I really didn't like the feel of the pressure from the bar compared to the Raven's bar.I had to put much power so i could have both kites powered compared to my Raven where i have power all the time without having to pull the bar much.
Now the question is,Is Helix gonna feel like these bow kites?what if i ride the Helix in 1:1 mode?will it respond more like my Raven?
Agreed!!! Well, except for me also selling my Torch to buy a Helix.JFB wrote:I ride a Torch 07 12m and after I have riden the Helix 12 I decided to stick with my Torch...... but I defnetly want a Helix 9 LOL, whatever Tautologies said I back up, I wanted to add the part of the stopper ball cause I thought he would not mention it like everybody else, but it is one very nice feature specially for guys coming from a C kite, The feeling in 1:1 and with the stopper ball is C kite like. And the Helix being a high aspect ratio like your Raven I think it is your best bet, although try to get the Smart loop, it looks fine too...I will sell my Torch06 8m and get a Sigma kite for those high wind days and wave riding...
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