shutupjoy wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:45 pm
vannibombonato wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:57 pm
shutupjoy wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:36 pm
Hi I'm looking to get upgrade to the next level, started to do some oldschool trick like bacroll-kiteloop, hand drag-loop, dark slide and more..
What kite is the best for that? I am thinking about Dice or Evo, which kite should answer my goals?
Among Dice and Evo there is absolutely no possible doubt that Evo is 10x better for Old School. I'm into old school as well and ended up buying a set of Evos, in my opinion it's absolutely a stunning kite: great great boosting and hang time, stable, fantastic handling, honestly the instant i tested it i wanted to own one. Before Evos i tested all of the North line, Core, Epic.
If you want a more advanced kite i think Epics can be really good: but you do need to be a truly advanced rider to appreciate them. Don't think that just because you ride one you're gonna be riding like Dimitri...
Thank you! actually I tried Evo its a great kite! Just one question- The Evo turns slowly than Dice, when I tried to do a backroll with a loop, the loop was too powerfull because the kite enter to the power zone!
The Dice have faster turning and the loop should be more jentle, with less power. (tried evo 10m).
What do you think?
The ideal kite for oldschool shoudn't be a faster kite?
Let me start by saying that i believe there are no rules, in the end it all comes down to personal preferences and style.
Still, the "general consensus" is that for Old School you actually want a slow kite: Toby, who is probably one of the world's top old school riders and master, rides some very big and slow Rebels if i'm not mistaken (like 16-18m). The reason is very simple: you don't want your kite to abruptly drop in the power zone when you are doing stuff like board offs, dead man, etc.
Back to the Evo, i personally find it a perfect sweet spot between slow/fast, and i find it exceptionally stable with a great, great feedback/feeling on the bar. IMHO the Dice is very clearly more oriented for Wave riding (it certainly drifts better IMHO), some unhooking etc. There can be no doubt that the EVO boosts higher and has way better hangtime.
Still, with all said...if you try one kite and just like it, that is kite that is right for you, regardless of what anyone says.