I hope you can fill me in on this one, been reading a few posts on which size goes best. I'm 85kg with small mutant 150. Am looking long term to get 2 kites to replace my 16toro and 10 storm, thinking 18+12.
What is confusing me is your recommendations for toros and Rhinos, Big R2 20m +T2 16m, or 18+12 T2 if you wanted only 2 kites.
My question is , what are the differences in performance, I would prefer a med aspect big kite(18) and high aspect (12) kite, reasoning its all ways better wind for the 12m, the lighter winds are more patchy so needing a more stable kite with better low down pull.
My 16 Toro feels quite slow now, I'm after more kite speed with out the over sheeting and stalling of the real high AR front liners (lifts etc) .
So which would be better , mixed R2 + T2 or booth the same. It is a long term plan, if only I had won the Lotto ;o))
Thanks in advance , you are kept busy with all the North questions!!
I only recommend mixing kites if the 18 T2 is not big enough for you. Then you get the 20m R2 and the rest T2s.
I think 18 and 12 T2s will be a really popular combination with guys your weight this season. I'd get those kites. I'm not sure I would call them medium aspect anymore. They are very easy to use higher aspect kites.
Anonymous wrote:deciding between these two kites and my main issue is bottom-end power, I really need/want some. Would like to plane in 8-9knts, I weigh 77kgs. Is it possible with 16 m2 kite at all?
It's very easy with the 20m R2. With the 18m T2 maybe not.
Anonymous wrote:Dwight, what wind speed do you get going with the R2, 20m?? stay up wind, be able to water launch kite, and when does the kite max out at? Your about the same weight and similar board to me.]
I can park the kite at 6 knots, stay upwind in 7-8 knots. The top end is around 18 knots.