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Returning to Kiting

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Created by harks98 22 days ago, 14 May 2020
harks98
NSW, 102 posts
14 May 2020 7:48PM
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Gday forum, haven't been here in a long time and I'm after some advice on a new kite.

A bit of Background first:

I Started Kitesurfing in 2001 and did so for a solid 10 years. Started out on first generation Flysurfer Warriors before making the switch to LEI kites around 2003. Went through Cabrihina CO2, Rhinos, Noth Vegas's, Rebels and and even a Best 21m c kite.
The last 2 kites I purchase were 2009 9m and 12m North Rebels. Board wise, did twin tips, directionals, strapped and towards the end was into unstrapped surfboards.

Lost interest in the sport a little 2011/ 2012 and then had a bad MTB accident in 2013 that put me out of the sport due to a partial elbow joint replacement and other injuries from the crash.

Anyway, Ive still got my Rebels and have no idea how these compare to current crop of kites on the market.

I'm after something that would have the following requirements:

Lighter bar pressure (for the stuffed elbow) but not dead on the bar like some of the old bridled kites I flew years ago.

A Good wind range as I only want to buy 1 kite... thinking around 9 or 10m for the winds I like to ride in.

A kite Suited to riding waves but doesn't need to be a wave specific kite ... I wouldn't mind busting out the old twin tip again for some hang time ;)

Open to to brand suggestions that weren't around when I was kiting....

So any advice is appreciated ... my highest priority would be the bar pressure to help the damaged wing.

Cheers Matt

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
14 May 2020 6:38PM
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Enduro ozone
Neo by north now duotone
Bandits
Nexus core
Plus others, really like my enduros in a couple of seconds you can change it from wave to free ride to freestyle, very nice feel at the bar

KiteAddicted
42 posts
14 May 2020 10:04PM
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Slingshot Rally

Phoney
NSW, 459 posts
15 May 2020 9:04AM
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cauncy said..
really like my enduros


Do you find they have very sluggish lift? ie: Standing on the beach bring the kite from 11 to 1oclock and pull the bar in it doesn't lift you off your feet at all.

cauncy
WA, 7862 posts
15 May 2020 12:39PM
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Phoney said..

cauncy said..
really like my enduros



Do you find they have very sluggish lift? ie: Standing on the beach bring the kite from 11 to 1oclock and pull the bar in it doesn't lift you off your feet at all.


Not at all, highest jumping kite I've owned, really rip you off the water feel, sure some kites I've had give better halftime but still very respectful, I usually drop the kite pretty low ,not 11, and on freestyle setting v2 enduros, 8 and 10 , they have a similar feel to my old vegas

Phoney
NSW, 459 posts
15 May 2020 10:54PM
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Ok. I'm comparing it to a Naish Pivot and found it very spongy compared to that.

(But I'm far from a pro)



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