have a 16m switchblade that i am looking to replace. love the power of the kite but it is getting old. bought a havoc 16 and it does not have the power of the cab. any comments on an or kite or suggestions. also any dealers near perdido key fl have a kite i could demo?
14 meter rise would be the ticket. gruntiest kite i have ever flown, well aside from the 25 meter machine I once used. That doesnt count! The 14 still turns fast for a big kite and depowers really well when it picks up. Havent tried the 16 but i’m sure it would be a great light wind kite. 14 would just be a big quicker. The rise kites just have more grunt than most other kites on the market IMO.
I agree…go with the 14m Rise. Not sure about the dealers near you. Remember there is a 30-day money back guarantee if you can’t find a demo. I think you will be stoked though…
I agree with the 14m if you’re average size/weight, even 2 years ago it was a great kite. The 2010 version should be superb. If you’re heavy or big build, then the 16m will be a better bet.
14m Rise ‘07, 12m Razor ‘12, 10m Razor ‘10, 8m Razor ‘11, 6m Razor ‘11
129 Zen ‘09, 150 Mako ‘09, 159 Spleene Door, 6’1” Circle One