I can also agree with with point although the wind range has improved, in particularly the top end of the V2 which is for me 20 mph @85kgs. I would also agree that under high loads it is possible to buckle the v2 but less so than the v1 but thats the pay off for such a thin LE and struts.( for me this only happened when looping it in 20mph ) The zephyr is a better kite for the heavy rider as the LE is thicker.grimace wrote:I had a 2013 NRG 16m and would fly that in around 10 knots with a skim (around 200lbs). The file is slower than most and difficult to relaunch. I swapped it this year for a 2013 Ozone Zephyr and the kite flys in less fly but has a touch less power. It flys faster and has the same wind range (10 - 25knots). Prior to the NRG I had the Fat Lady V1 and while the kite had good low end it had a limited wind range (about 15mph) before the tiny struts on the thing would start to buckle.
So far of the 3 I enjoy the Zephyr because its easier to relaunch and quicker than my NRG. The NRG was the best for speed, jumping, and upwind.
Knots aren't metricWestozzy wrote:Righto bite me so you give me all your specs not in metric...notice my name...we use metric here that's why I asked. Hang on I will get the conversion as I asked....
Righto 85kg, in 8 to 11 knots...
I've reviewed a few kites that are better. Just to be quickmarkchatwin wrote:Ocean Adventures - I'm scratchin' my head... The OP doesn't want a better kite than the 3 crappy kites he listed.
OK I can't take it - what are the better light wind kites according to you and why?
Sorry markchatwin, that was actually me posting, Sendit is one of my instructors and was still logged on, didn't notice.markchatwin wrote:SendIt - can you provide brief reviews for the 3 kites the OP is deciding between? I can't speak for the FL or the NRG but the 2013 Zephyr is very widely regarded as 1st rate for a lightwind/freeride kite. You seem to put a lot into "riding in 7mph" but what if the Zephyr starts at 9m but smokes the pants off the others in the 10-15mph category for quickness, jumps and waves? And what if the Zephyr is the best one for higher than that?
Is your definition of the best light wind kite the lowest bottom end it can achieve?
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