felixp wrote:flybykite wrote:I bought the 12m Nitro 2 when it first came out and agree with the construction being awesome. I sold it after about 5 sessions because it pulled too hard. I weigh 155 and in 18 knots I could fly upwind but after a jump or any trick where I needed to land downwind, the kite would not stop pulling to allow me to regain my edge. Many times I needed to stick my ass in the water to stop the downwind pull. The wind range is very narrow for these kites in my opinion and I love to fly powered but this one was too much for me. I since bought 2 new Ozone Edges 9 & 11m and couldn't be happier. A much better kite all round in performance but not built like the nitro 2. Anyhow I don't crash often so I'm sure the build quality of Ozone will do just fine.
Great honest reviews on here.
However at around 155 pounds in 18 knots I personally would not be riding a 12m nitro2 (twin tip)
The kite has solid power.
I would have been on a 10 m kite with out any question. Lot more efficiency would have come out of it this way. (twin tip)
Food for thought I have 230 pound riders on 12m nitros riding waves in 15 knots on a surfboard at my local spot.
Every one has different tastes but it does help when you are matched up with the right size canopy for your conditions and size.
Enjoy and best winds.
flybykite wrote: I did try it in lighter winds as well. About 12 knots one morning. I still had much of the same problem. Perhaps I just dont weigh enough and I couldnt keep a strong edge when sending it for big air.
marlboroughman wrote:I am the same weight 155 and I had very similar experience with 14m Vapor I, and the twin tip. I would not go in 12 miles and when it got to 16 miles it would pull me down wind. But when I tried it in 12 miles with a large surf board I was able to go upwind normally and challenge 17m Zephyr's and 19m Speeds. So it looks like I could use Nitro 12m for the same purpose and piss off those guys who spend fortunes on those monsters even more which is priceless
Kite2Heaven wrote:Looping is average when thrown into a megaloop at the top of a jump, likes to be steered around - feels like the bridles absorb too much bar input, Downloops great and a fun little kite...would be intetesting on flatwater speed runs.
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