im trying to find out if i should get a 6m or 7m 2010 rise for my smaller kite.
i have a 9m already that i should be right with up to about 25knts so want something i can ride from 20+ knts relativly easy.
i am about 76kg, beginner, riding a 136x40 find riot board
riding around the Perth, West Aus area
I’d say 6m, the 7 is pretty powerful and close to if not the same as my 2009 8m.
Note that these sizes are pretty damn quick.
I have the 6 and 7 Rise 2010 for teaching . Go with the 7m it will match you 9m well . 9 to 6 leaves very little overlap where you top out on one before the other is sweet.
I agree with Sunrise, it is easier to make large jumps between kite sizes with larger sized kites but 6-9 is a large jump to take.
I outweigh you slightly, by about 5 or 6 kg and I rode my 7m all last season as my small kite. Just an awesome kite to have in the quiver. Plenty of low end for 20+ “lulls” and plenty of high end for some huge 35+ days.
I’m 65 kilos. I had the ‘09 6m but by far prefer the range of the ‘10 7m. It’s a sweet kite…..or is it a juiced kite?
i was hoping you wouldnt say the 7… i can get my hands on a 6 but not the 7.
anyone know what it will cost to ship from the US or EU to AUS?
The high-end of ur 9 will get higher as u progress, so take the 6.
I ride my 10m almost up to 30knts with weighing 10kg less.
Take a small bar with it if u dont have one on ur 9 already, then adjust the lines on the bard inward so the kite will get a bit slower.
This year I have 12-9-6 and the past 2 years I had 12-8. I love the overlap of the 12-9-6 and going from 9-6 is not a problem at all. I weight 160lbs and the 6m is just an awesome kite. I have had it in winds gusting over 40mph with averages in the low to mid 30’s. I would personally think that 9-7 is just too close.
Please contact Jason or Sonya at West Oz Kiteboarding. They should be able to get you a 7m no problem.