i am still a kiting newbie, I had great day on the water on the weekend and now fully amped up for kiting. Was a windsurfer for 25 years or so but there is no going back now.
at the moment I have a 12m Naismith bolt, and want to get a 9m kite. To extend my upper wind range.
i don't have a big budget for this kite would prefer to go for more expensive gear once I am more experienced. Looking to spend like 500-700 on kite and bar. Lots of kites in this price range are circa 2013/2014. Eg north rebel 2013, Naish park 2012, cabrinha vector 2013, any of these in good condition worth getting into or should I spend more and get something like a recent naish pivot?
i did my lessons on a cabrina vectors I liked the bar system but didn't love the feel of the kite, I like the way my bolt sits more forward in the wind window and wants to accelerate. If I can get up to mowing the lawn I'll be happy and then move up in gear spec.
Oh yeah im 95kg, and planning on using on flat water and wind chop 20kts plus
I'm checking it flat out atm, also a few 2013 liquid force envy and same era and newer cabrinha switchblades.
I wonder if 3m gap between kites is too much.
Two-metre gap is preferable since it gives a little bit of overlap
Consider just kite and share bar. Newer kit...