Have the 14m and 16m been tested if so, what’s up. And when will they be available.
Kiting is great can’t wait to retire so I can do it full time. Bring on the wind.
I’m bumping this up because I have the same question. I am planning to get a 14 as soon as they are available, but would like some feedback on lightwind performance and lightwind relaunch from anyone who has used the 2010 14 and 16.
what do u mean light wind ? what speed rang that mean light wind ?
BTW i want to buy 12 m
i want kitesurf for wind 10mph Min speed max is like 20 - 25 mph maybe more but this is the normal or often wind
and is is better than envy ?
im 80kg 180cm \ 12 stone
is there like 12 all color
or each size 1 color
10mph is getting close to the bottom end for kitesurfing unless you have a big board. 25mph at your weight would be too much for a 12 so look at an 11 or may be 10 if the wind normally is above 15mph. Ocean Rodeo kites can be used 1 or 2 sizes smaller than most other brands due to the bottom end grunt.
The thing that really stands out time after time flying my 2010 14m rise
is how easy it is to self-launch. Something is different this year because it rotates
so much easier on the beach and when it fills with wind its calm and controllable deep in the wind window.
I’ve had the same experience with my 7m in heavy air too.
The control factor is big, and I think this buids confidence to commit to whatever you want to explore.
Must be the pulley position at this angle or something.
I’m very curious now about the 16m too, the 08’ 16m that I flew before felt like it could rip your harness off
in 15kts, yet flew beatifully filled to the max in 20plus-the new 16m must be a hoot to fly!
In winds 15 and under a big kite can be a lot of fun…especially if its real steady buttersmooth wind.
who has flown the 16m?
I Live in San Diego, light wind capital, I weigh 150 lb and use the 16 from 10 to 18 mph, ideal wind range around 14 for me, turns fast for a big kite, I’ve tried alot of kites and the OR is my favorite, I like the lighter bar pressure because in light wind you are sheeting in a lot which can be tiring on the arms, I use a longer bar 65cm with 22 meter lines which helps speed the turning speed in light winds, you need a big board, either 6.0 by 20 inch surfboard, or big twin tip to get the most out of 10 to 13 mph winds, but I can stay upwind, ride waves, and have fun in conditions some people don’t think you can kite. I thought I could live with the 14 as my biggest kite, but here there are to many days where the 16 gets you going and the 14 you are walking back up wind.