9m or 10m razor?

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I’ve got a 12m razor 2012 and have now shifted mint old 9m bandit 3 so am in a position to replace but can’t decide whether
To go for a 9m or 10m? I’ve also got a 7m which gets out occasionally. I like the idea or running 7,9,12 still. I tried out the 10m and really liked it but havent tried the 9m. I’ve also seen loads of people out on the 10m and loving it but no one on the 9m.

Has anyone tried both or running a quiver of 2012 razors who might offer some advice

Cheers james


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The 12m to 9m works well The reasons for so few 9m razors is the only were released in 2012 where 10 have been around for a year+ Another reason is the 10m is a good single kite option for light people where the 9m is a good second kite to match a 12m


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Tough call this one James. A 9m goes well with the 12m but which kite would be your “go to kite” in those magic 18 - 25mph days? I build my quiver around the kite I need for those winds.

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Gone for the 9m! i’m 12 stone so figure it’ll be good in those 18-25mph winds for me and my 12 is really powerful so i reckon this will be my goto kite. i’ve spent most of this winter on my 9m and much of it on surfboard so looking forward to trying it out.


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James Bainbridge - 17 January 2012 10:04 AM

Gone for the 9m! i’m 12 stone so figure it’ll be good in those 18-25mph winds for me and my 12 is really powerful so i reckon this will be my goto kite. i’ve spent most of this winter on my 9m and much of it on surfboard so looking forward to trying it out.


Let me know how it goes, I may sell my 8m Razor and move up to a 9m to pair with my 12m.


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James Bainbridge - 17 January 2012 10:04 AM

Gone for the 9m! i’m 12 stone so figure it’ll be good in those 18-25mph winds for me and my 12 is really powerful so i reckon this will be my goto kite. i’ve spent most of this winter on my 9m and much of it on surfboard so looking forward to trying it out.

James,
I’m going back and forth between getting a 9m or 10m Razor to go with my 12m. I have an 8m as well and find the 12 to 8m range too far, I need something for those 16 - 20 knot days. So, how is the 9m in those type of winds? I’m mostly looking for something for freestyle, loops, etc.

I’m 180 lbs, if I get a 9m, my 8m will probably go up for sale.


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If you’re getting rid of the 8m then I’d defo go for the 9m. I tried out the 9m ad 10m and prefered the 9m and the 9m/12m works perfectly. I don’t feel I need something in between. I’ve also got a 7m too which does occasionally get used probably 6 times a year but for most of those I could probably just whack a load of depower on the 9m and it’d be fine


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I was also torn between 9&10; razor. At 108kg using a 142 JT pro I’m out and about
in about 17-19 knots. Over 20 it absolutely rips! Glad I went smaller
for turning speed. This kite still has LOADS of power! I also have
A 12m razor for the lighter days, and my 10m Torch hasn’t seen
daylight since I got the Razors.

Go the 9 if you have another larger kite.

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What wind speeds do you like the 12m for?  I am 187 and ride a 136 twin naish thorn twin tip and start riding my 9 at about 18 knots.  I also agree that above 20 knots is amazing.  The quick turning speed allows you to create loads of power.  I was riding my 9m the same time as my friend was riding his cabrhna 14 m last week at 17 guesting to 20 knots.  Same weight and same size board.


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I got a 2011 12m Razor last summer. Over the winter I picked up 2011 10/6 Razors. Now I only ride my 10. The 10m is an awesome size and has great range. Its the best OR kite I have ridden. I used to ride 12/9/6 Rises and the Razors are just so much better.