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Do-it
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Re: Old man looping kite recommendation?

Postby Do-it » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:57 am

What did you Get????

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matthepp
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Re: Old man looping kite recommendation?

Postby matthepp » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:38 pm

I'm still deciding. My old 12m Trigger has been resurrected by a top secret sewing friend, so I'm milking that kite til it disintegrates. A friend picked up a 10m OR Razor. I like the feel if it but I will need more power most days. So I think I'm going to have to go up to the 12m razor. Do-it what do you think? We just don't have enough honking 9/10m days here. If I can find a cheap C kite, I'd try it but gusty conditions make me shy away...

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Re: Old man looping kite recommendation?

Postby Do-it » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:00 pm

matthepp wrote:I'm still deciding. My old 12m Trigger has been resurrected by a top secret sewing friend, so I'm milking that kite til it disintegrates. A friend picked up a 10m OR Razor. I like the feel if it but I will need more power most days. So I think I'm going to have to go up to the 12m razor. Do-it what do you think? We just don't have enough honking 9/10m days here. If I can find a cheap C kite, I'd try it but gusty conditions make me shy away...
I am really happy with my 10m razor.Nice yank in the loop. It has great bottom end that starts at around 15mph for me on a larger twin tip. However I have just recently bought a 12m north vegas 2012- brand new. I've had this kite out in 10mph- 23mph and never even adjusted the trim. I came in from a session once and someone made a comment about. "How my kite must have been a handful in these winds". I was puzzled because I felt this kite could take even more wind. It's pretty fast for a twelve, nice smooth pull through the loops. This kite also handled gusty conditions better than my razor.

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matthepp
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Posts: 390
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
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Local Beach: RMP
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Kino Bay
Red Mountain Pass
Style: Rich
Gear: 2008 Best Waroo 9m
OR Razor 12m
BD Carbon Megawatts
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Brand Affiliation: Alpine Edge Engineering
Location: Ridgway

Re: Old man looping kite recommendation?

Postby matthepp » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:39 am

So I ended up getting a demo 2014 OR Razor 12m. Of course a week later OR announces the "all new from the ground up" 2015. Anyhow it looks great lying in my perfectly windless driveway. We haven't had crap for wind/snow lately even though it's March dangit. Maybe post-frontal on Sunday will give a chance to try it out.
I'm off with the family to the in-laws in NE Florida at the end of the month for spring break. Seems like I should just take the 15m Flite unless the forecast looks unusually good...


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