melky wrote:my impressions . . .
we have had no wind like forever now . . .
2 weeks ago, used the 9m on 45cm bar and 23+4m extensions . . . in about 10-15 knot winds . . . biggish board 142x42 . . . found it a bit slow though powerful enough to keep me upwind . . . and going while 13m slingy fuel wasn't doind any better . . .
yesterday i used it in 15-19knots on a 55cm bar and 25m lines and it felt great . . . fast, efficient and very much fun to ride . . . the kite turns on a dime as they say . . . was on a 132x38 board . . . tried the 142x42 and was really blasting in the same wind . . .
jumping requires a different approach to my ripper 9m and it seems to lift you off the water a bit gentler . . . got some nice jumps in the gusts . . .
i am about 89kg . . .
stefaans wrote:Is this maybe because the 9m Ovando has the surface area of a normal 11m and the number on the kite means nothing?.
melky wrote:hey Panchito . . .
i have been waiting for your 9m review . . .
i have one but the wind above 15 knots has deserted us for such a long time . . .
though . . . i'm 88kg and have used the 9m in the 15+ range and didn't have to touch the depower . . . in fact it really starts to come alive after 15 knots . . .
the 7m i fell in love with immediately . . .
the 9m has shown me that it too can be special . . . quick turning and no stall . . .
will add to your review as soon as i get some wind of which there is little forecast at this stage . . .
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