After renting gear for some time I decided to buy my first own quiver, and I cannot decide on the right sizes (or brand or anything else actually
) so I would really appreaciate any help and tips.
I have 60kg, would say that I am an intermediate kiter, can ride, ride toeside, jump and land, do a backroll, want to learn some basic tricks and try wave riding. I dont live by the sea, so I will always go to different locations to kite, thus its hard to say what the wind speed is gonna be. I like going to places with consistent wind, either in Europe (Fuerte, Greece) or Brazil for example. I will get a TT ( sth around 135cm based on what I see on the web, I am not bothered about the board too much yet).
Which two kite sizes should I get? I am thinking about 7 and 9 ...aren't they too close to each other ? But I feel that if I choose anything else than 7 and 9, I will be missing the most useful sizes for me. I don't really like the 6, they are just too fast ... and I dont really enjoy kiting in light winds, so I dont think I want anything bigger then a 10. Please help, I just dont know how to decide..Should I just get an 8 instead ?
It probably also depends on the kite which is another hard question
I'm thinking about Bandit 6, it seems like a popular all-round kite ... I have only tried North Evo and Rebel kites before. The Evo was ok, but I felt (and was told) that its not too good with gusty wind. I will try to test the Bandit somewhere, but is it not already too an advanced kite, meant more for some serious jumping? Maybe you have other suggestions?
Thanks a lot for your help.