Just because you rode your Reo on a windy day when no one else went out doesn't really prove anything Great story though
Maybe I wasn't clear. The boys had been out. They found the conditions no fun to ride in. Flagged it and came in. So.. the C kite was unenjoyable and not worth continueing the session. The low aspect sle. great fun.
fdvj wrote:But the question is how many 6m non 'c' kites has JGTR flown?
I regularly fly 2013 North Neos and Evos, I have access to full quiver 5m up to 14m (14m only in Evos) owned a first gen Sonic quiver (awesome kites) a full quiver of Waroos, a full quiver of Nobile 555s, Naish Cults and Bolts for a few sessions. Airush One aswell but not for long. Currently own 2007 - 2010 Torches. Before that I owned various c kites from 2005 ish, Elements, CO2s, Fuel, Yargas (both C and SLE), full quiver 2005 Rhinos and 2006 Rhinos, Wipika Hydra, Naish Ravens........that answer your question??
C-kites are more fun 9-13 in my opinion. And if you havent godt any jet, small sizes are not the best choice. I have ridden in som crazy conditions 62knots++ but wouldnt dare with my C. Have both friendly and c in small sizes... But hardly ride the c smaker than 9... You can get a bit loop with the kite low and not feel like you are going to die with a kinder one. Love my 9-11-13 though. The 7c is good for passing in more stable conditions, but i'll prefere a kinder one for those storm days.
JTGR is right. Switch Combat2 comes out of the bag with alternate front line attachments (higher on the LE Tube) for those looking for improved de-power. Multiple rear line attachments to adjust turning speed. The 5, 6 & 7sqm sizes are designed as 4-liners (with optional 5th) and re-launch is nearly instant by pulling a single rear line. Second season now consistently on the PKRA podium. Fun, simple, high-performance kites and nothing to be afraid of...
Gotta love how some interesting topics tend to go south around here...
That being said, you guys need to realize that a typical 6m-day on Great Lakes (or any other deep-in-land lake for that matter) is quite far from a typical 6m-day on any coast. I have seen too many flat-ish kites (like SB, Cores and even Bandits 1/2) inverting in these conditions upon being hit by a really strong gust while it's fully de-powered, so my-self I have a tendency to recommend something C-shaped for these nuking conditions as kites with a deep profile are a lot more stable and are basically inversion - proof. As such something like RPM, C4, Envy, Vector, B5/6 etc are hard to go wrong in these sizes, but going for a pure c-kite - would most likely end up as a big disappointment - riding a low depower kite in punchy 28-40+ isn't fun at all.