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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:14 am 
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Wish I had some experience on the kahoona, so I could point you in the right direction bro, but you definitely narrowed it down sounds like you'll be happy with a kite that acts much like that one..


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:21 am 
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The Slingshot RPMS are nice intermediate kites that have a lot of performance. I have personally found the RPM to be the most "fun" overall kite to ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:53 am 
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darippah wrote:
Good point edt :) my first kite was a 11.5 kahoona 2010- loved it . Great range , great lift but the bar pressure had me done after an hour or 2 .I know the current kahoonas have much less bar pressire But at the point i sold it about 18 months ago i was at a much lower level so im not sure id still like it and i hear the current kahoona has changed alot.


I loved the 2010 Kahoona 11.5m also, except for the high bar pressure. Moved on to the 2011 which had much less bar pressure. 2011 had less low end by a knot or two, but really improved high end (fun in 5 more knots than the 2010). I didn't think they were very good for loops though. If you liked the 2010, I think you will really like the 2011. Just keep in mind the change in the low end, the 2010 11.5 had the windrange of most 13-14m kites.

I moved to Rebels now, which boost a little higher, but very stable like the kahoonas. Rebels aren't very good for loops or wakestyle though.

From your description of "do it all" I would say Naish Park. Not the biggest boosting kite for airstyle/hangtime, but it does everything pretty well including wakestyle and loops. You can't have it all! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:16 am 
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Sounds like your a delta/bow guy. Why not try a Rally or Wainman first before pulling the trigger?


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:58 am 
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F-one Bandit or SS Rally or Naish Park.


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Rrd obsession. Way nice kite.


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Not for waves though.


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:04 pm 
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I really like the NRG from Liquid Force for an all around kite. Good to boost on, nice int eh waves and great wind range.


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:39 pm 
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If you have a chance, try the Blade Trigger, you have 2 setups, one for advanced waves, and another Standart, give a look, it´s a really good choice. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Best all around kites
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:07 am 
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm looking into the Naish Ride similar to the Park that Davesails recommended.. Mainly because there's a good deal on the 2013's and it would be nice to buy new . Any thoughts on whether this would work okay for me based on my posts above?

Thanks again guys :D


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