last week, i was kiting in safaga, where i had the opportunity to try my new gaastra 16.5.
i really love this kite
even if i was astonished how long i could hold this kite (up to good 5 bf), when the wind got even stronger, i had to change to my smaller arc840.
i really liked the arc for learning when i was a beginner.
but with 6bf, the arc was just lifting me (75kg) off the ground. starting the kite downwind is also a pain in the a..., when the wind is so strong.
so i need another tube that fits together with the gaastra 16.5
now, folks, your turn:
which is the best choice here? a 10 or a 12?
someone has tested the scoop, wook, gxr, co2 and can compare them?
what would you recommend me?
thanx a lot for your help
There is no best choice - its your choice.
If you are 100% certain you will only have a 2 kite quiver - go for the 10m2.
Otherwise, a 12m2 would be much better IMO.
With a 10m2 you will clearly feel a gap sometimes.
Although the kites just overlap - this is not enough. You will often feel you need one size in between.
So a 12m2 is the better choice.
Then you can buy an 8m2 one fine day maybe...
I've tried the GXR's, Wook, and Skoops.
Different kites all of them.
GXR the most powerful I think, and a smooth kite, but a bit hard to handle in the upper end.
Skoop and Skoop2 and Wook has good range, and the Wook is clearly the easiest to fly and relaunch.
Skoop's are more direct and fast.
Choose whatever you like - GXR12, Skoop2 11.5, Wook12.