Im looking at getting a 16m One. im about 75kg dry so say 80kg with gear and wet. board is Bang BowmoQ 138x43. wot kinda wind range will i be getting from it? and is the de-power good enuf to be used in winds too strong for my 12m RRD type 4.1 C kite?
Thanks in advance
cant talk about the OR One much yet - awaiting delivery of mine but I have tried the 136x43 BowMoq. Planes really early and a very easy board to get going on.
two of us were playing on the board in about 17knots I’d guess with a 9m Bow and we were managing to hold our ground. I weigh 85kg’s
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I would think that the 16 is a little large. I am 86 KG and look to change around 22mph. I would concider a 14 or if your wind is normaly over 16mph then a 12 would be a better option. Remember the 12 is getting towards the same low wind power as a 14"c” and a top wind speed beyond that of a 9 “c”
Re: OR One
[quote author=“marshall10488”]Im looking at getting a 16m One. im about 75kg dry so say 80kg with gear and wet. board is Bang BowmoQ 138x43. wot kinda wind range will i be getting from it? and is the de-power good enuf to be used in winds too strong for my 12m RRD type 4.1 C kite?
Thanks in advance
Unless you typically ride in ” barely kiteable ” light wind conditions (below 12-13 knots), at your weight you really should be looking at the 12 One. It’s got as much low end as most 14-16m C kites, but will also allow you to keep riding when it kicks up. I weigh 65-70kg and can ride the 9m One comfortably in about 12/13 - 20+ knots. You should expect about the same on a 12m One.
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Talked to the guru (benjamin vine) he said i should go with a 12m so i am.
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The 12 is good from 14-25 knots(comfortable). The sweetspot for me on the 12m is 16-25 knots. I weigh 67 kg and ride a 135 Zen. At 12 knots there is alot of work involved and it is not much fun. I suppose this could be changed by using a light wind board. At the top end, I have had the kite out in 30+ knots. It was OK(actually I was really impressed), but a smaller kite would have been better. I imagine that if you were doing alot of riding in the 10-16 knot range, the 14m/16m might be a better choice. There would be quite a bitof overlap with a 9 &12; One.
At the moment I use a 7m and 12m One, which is a good spread for the wind range that I enjoy. Generally we have plenty of wind in that range as well. I really don’t mind missing the odd day of light wind.
I hope that helps.
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[quote author=“pdx”]Evan, John & company,
Is the new 12m the same build as the 14 and 16 (a bit lighter)? I have a 9m, and am thinking of the 12 or 14. Im 83kg, but I have a ultra light wind board and Im now keen on the new 12m One.
PDX - Here’s the break down:
* All the 07 Ones have a new bridle design now available as a re-fit to our 06 One kites. This bridle change makes a huge difference with the 16, a big difference with the 12, moderate with the 9 and 7’s from 06.
* The 7 and 9m Ones are built exactly the same as the 06 version (in terms of construction, very slight design changes beyond the bridle are also incorperated) The 12m is built exactly the same but features much lighter weight bladders. The 14 and 16m One kites have these same lighter bladders but also feature a more sparing use of Dacron reinforcments and materials. It should be noted that in no way are these kites of less superior construction. We simply modified the construction to recognize that in light winds you are less likely to face super gnarly conditions that warrant the bomp proof construction used in the smaller sizes.
* Finally, it should also be mentioned - once again - that our One kites are the flattest kites on the market. This design translates to a much better lower end power and makes the 9m pull like a traditional 11m, the 12 like a traditional 14, etc. So, PDX, you say you have a great light wind board. You are likely to be able to get by with the 12m as a result. However, if you do have an 06 9m I personally would suggest you look to get the bridle mod kit for it and buy the new 14m 07 as a perfect 2 kite quiver!
John Z - OR
06 vs. 07
John, I’m buying an 06 16m One, but I’m wondering how much better is the 2007 going to be compared to the 2006, being a big guy I’ll rarelly fly the kite in the minimum wind range. And does the big bar for the 16 work with the 12m or do you need the smaller bar.
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Re: 06 vs. 07
[quote author=“000044105”]John, I’m buying an 06 16m One, but I’m wondering how much better is the 2007 going to be compared to the 2006, being a big guy I’ll rarelly fly the kite in the minimum wind range. And does the big bar for the 16 work with the 12m or do you need the smaller bar.
You’re off on the right track. The 16 will produce a good pull for you and should be a solid choice if you are a bit heavier set. Be sure to ask your local dealership to get you the bridle mod kit (or build one yourself).
Re: the bar size, you can use the 60cm bar with a 12m (or even a 7 or 9m for that matter) kite. In fact many riders do like using the 60cm bar with our 12m One kite. The extra size will give you a bit better leverage to get the kite around with….!