I think 15m size is right for you to ride LW on a twintip and it'll get you riding when most of others can't. The Core XR LW is pretty awesome kite but at your weight 10m is probably your "regular" size and everything bigger will feel slow.MataLeao wrote: ↑Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:06 amI am a low intermediate twintip rider, 75 kg. My lightwind kite is a 2016 15 m Contra with the overdrive 1x recoil bar. Somehow, I have never really fallen in love with this kite. It feels pretty slow, and the bar feels big and heavy.
My other kites are North Evos, and I find myself rigging the next biggest kite (12 m) whenever possible to avoid the Cabrinha.
I have tested the Core Free 15 m several times, which to me is a lot more fun to fly than the Contra, behaving more like a smaller kite. I had the impression that the online opinion is that the Contra is an awesome kite, so
I'm asking myself what it is that makes me not like it very much, and if other riders can understand where I am coming from here? Now I am seriously considering changing to a Core XR5 15 m. What is your opinion on the Contra vs the XR5 15 m?
What he says is correctSaltWaterDog wrote: ↑Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:16 am
I’m 85-88kg and after a demo on the 19 XR5 late last summer I was sold. Turns better than most 17s I’ve tried out and like all the XR sizes the range and depower available is what impresses the most. If you do go for the XR I would suggest you consider buying the Sensor bar as well. It’s a quality piece of kit and I’ve had some great sessions on the 19 this summer where it’s been baking hot in DK and with very little wind.
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