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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:17 am

to me specialist kites suck, kite liek teh drifter are soooo bad for freestyle (well not designed for that..)

how about a vegas - quite a bit of depower for a c

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby windrt » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:25 pm

Vegas in not an option. Too expensive for what you re getting.

Checked the prime yesterday and I think it's not my kite. Hopefully I'm testing the Mist this weekend.

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby 25knot+ » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:38 pm

Chaos works well in the surf-- just have to keep 'em flying. Had the switchblades before 2013, and I prefer the chaos in the surf over those. Good luck.

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby slingshotucf » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:45 pm

I have agree with dyyylan on the Envy's. They 2014's are really refined and I feel like it has more slack than my Fuel does. Amazing kite in the waves also.

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby NYKiter » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:48 pm

No such thing as a 'wave kite.'

All kites will Hindenburg when taking any kind of exciting drop down the face - unless your kiting offshore winds.
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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby jant » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:16 pm

the envy pulls very, very hard. It`s like and old evo with less bar pressure.
In my opinion pull too much to do unhooked freestyle is more a freeride kite.
I used to fly a park 2011 quiver that might be corect for wakestyle and it could be good in the waves.
that kite are so smooth and for me was friendy to unhook. i haven't tried 2012,13,14 so i have nothing to say.
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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby Madluke » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:16 pm

Check wainman smoke 9m frend:)

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby Haole_Built » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:05 pm

DirkGently wrote:Varial X.


Second that.... love my VXs.

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby noel » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:10 am

Haole_Built wrote:
DirkGently wrote:Varial X.


Second that.... love my VXs.


I am also going to say the Varial X but also the RPM. I have a 12m and 10m Varial X coming from RPMs. Although I like to use my Lithiums in the waves, the VX works great also. It is a little bit higher aspect then most of the others which makes it a boosting machine but also unhooks extremely well and great upwind. It also sits well in the pocket for down the line riding but is quick enough for those days you need to move the kite around.

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Re: Allarounder for waves and wakestyle, which would you get

Postby L0KI » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:53 am

windrt wrote:Checked the Prime yesterday and I think it's not my kite.
Hopefully I'm testing the Mist this weekend.
Prime 2011 & 2012 were very different kites from the 2013.
2011 & 2012 got fantastic reviews and the 2013 Prime did not.
The Mist looks like a move toward a Vegas.


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