Er Presidente wrote:
I agree with Sarc.
Unless you weigth 100kg, u won't be able to go with a 9m in 35knots.
As I said these kites are v powerful. And 2m gap probably too little to make a difference.
I have 7-10-13 covering from 12 to 40mph.
After 40mph I would probably need a 5m. And I am not a light rider....
If you use rebel for the first time, assume that you will need to downsize 1m at least.
My current kite has a slightly higher aspect ratio than the North Rebel so I am going to be accustomed to the power you are talking about. This is why I am thinking of going with an 11M Rebel. I did consider going to a 10M but I want a little more low end range with the extra meter of kite. I have kited my 11M in 32 kt winds so I figured a 9M Rebel would be just fine for the top end of 35. I weigh 95 kgs but weight aside the issue is I ride 35mm fins on my board. I like a more skate feel but I am giving up some edging ability in the stronger winds by not running my 55mm fins. This alone will make me consider going to an 8M kite.
I have considered you earlier suggestion of going with an 8M and a 12M. I just want the kite to turn relatively decently. At least as what can be expected with an aspect ratio of 5.0 which is what the North Rebel 12M is.
Thanks for the input. It has helped greatly.