I have the 12m and 8m. Didn't think I would need the 5m (5m??) but will get it as the kites have beaucoup power for their size.
They feel really different from the Renegades- which I used to use with both 22m and 15m lines.
Now I just use the Surf with the supplied 18m lines. They handle really well and the bar pressure is "perfect" according to longtime BEST kiter. I agree. I wouldn't want less.
Winter has been shit here for both wind and waves but the little I've used them (4 x) "they are like a well behaved child" to quote a friend. They just sit there and let you and your board go about yer business. They go upwind better than expected when toeside, but jumping is a bit of a challenge on the shorter lines (and because I suk and it'll take me a while to get it dialed).
The Renegade is still a better all around kite so the specialization of the Surf may not be for everyone. For me it is. Love the shorter lines, large inflation valve too.
is correct. If you are looking for an all around kite, then the RENEGADE
model will be your first choice because the RENEGADE
are great for Jumping, Wave riding, Teaching, FreeStyle, and Wake style. But if you are looking for a pure wave kite, then the SURF
model will be the kite you are looking for.
Also as you probably know the RENEGADE
kites come with an extra set of (15 meters) lines in the bag. So you can use it with the (22 meters) lines that comes with the bar or the (15 meters) lines. As oppose to the SURF
kites that comes with an extra set of (18 meters) lines in the bag.
Personally I have been flying the SURF
kites on (15 meters) lines most of the time since I have been riding the RENEGADE
kites on (15 meters) lines in the waves, and I love it. But again its not for every body but you need to give it a shot if you get a chance.