Thanks for all good info and comments guys!
I have had some quite good deals from people here in Sweden:
2011 Naish Bolt 16 meter kite only for 450 euros
2008 Cabrinha Contra 17 meter with bar for 400 euros
2011 Ozone Zephyr 17 meter with bar for 800 euros
New Blade Fat Lady 17 meter kite only for 800 euros
A bit hard to choose. What would you guys go for? I wanna be able to ride my 138x43 Momentum board and at least do some hooked in tricks.
My other kites are all 2012 Naish Park size 8, 10 and 14.
I know where you're coming from - I have a big Door TT and it's a lot of work to throw around ... I'd much rather ride my smaller board - same size as your Momentum, actually! Boards make a big difference ... if you don't like the big Doors, try the Epic Oxygen - I hear it's pretty good
You WILL get out riding upwind like a machine on a smaller (12m) kite and a raceboard - we have a guy here who goes out with an 11m Charger and the big Naish raceboard ... he just flies upwind when everyone else gives up. All he does is "mow the lawn" like a gardener on cocaine though
I'd love to try a Sector though ...
No chance of trying any of the kites? You might click with one and not the other ... from what I've read - if you like throwing the kite around, go for the Blade. If you like parking it, go for the Zephyr.
I like my big Flysurfer because for me, now, with what I want to do on the water, it does the job fabulously. But when I'm mowing the lawn (and the little guys are walking
) I give up too cos that's just boring - I can totally understand how people won't kite in less than 20 knots or use a kite bigger than 12m ... but if I had that mind-set I'd only ride a day or two a month!!!
Pump me up wrote:
For ultra low end, the best kites are the Dyno, Fat Lady, and Flysurfer 21m. These kites will get you going in about 8+ knots. However, the Flysurfer is not as good as inflatables because of hassles with the bridle, tuning the mixer, and problems in complete wind dropouts.
Well there's an admission pumpy - you seen the light finally?
There's almost no hassles with the bridle (much less than bladders!) and the mixer is easier and faster to tune than it is to set the lines on most bars I've tried
The facts - you has them wrong.