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Let's talk a new quiver

Postby sethe78 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:18 pm

alright I'm on the fences here. Looking to purchase a new quiver. I have ridden the GP, TS and all prior Kahoonas. Plus just about every other BEST kite.

I like a variety. We get waves and have slicks to ride the flats.

So here are my options.

7.5 kahoona, 12 TS, 15 TS

7 GP, 10 ts, 15 ts

7 gp, 10 TS, 13.5 Kahoona

7 ts, 10 ts, 13.5 kahoona.

7 ts, 12 ts, 13.5 kahoona

8 ts, 12 ts, 13.5 kahoona

Pretty much want a TS as my mid range go to kite. 10 ts or 12 ts.

Has to be to two of the three models. You get the point.

The summers are mostly lighter winds, 12 m is the average kite size out.

The best kiting is the spring and fall. 10 m mostly with a good chance of needing a 7 m.

What do you think?
What would you choose as a quiver?
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Re: Let's talk a new quiver

Postby jumarcil » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:30 am

I now have

8 taboo, 10 ts, 12 taboo and 15 taboo

will move to

7 ts, 10 ts and 13.5 kahoona so I think that it would make the perfect quiver. Also thinking of a 15m ts but I like smaller kite.

so now I have to sell my 8, 12 and 15 taboo.
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Re: Let's talk a new quiver

Postby NAG » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:01 am

I have been liking the 7 & 9 TS combo, replacing an 8 & 10 Taboo, with a 11.5 Kahoona as low wind kite, and a 5.5 Taboo for nuclear conditions. Really nice range, the TS has a great engaging ride. Also still have (and keeping) 5.5 / 7.5 / 9.5 Kahoonas + 6 & 9 GPs, serving all family kiting needs.

Personally I would go all TS as my main kites now. 7 / 9 + large size, probably 14. If freestyle rocks your boat, get a 9 or 11 GP for variety - a lot of power for it's size considering it's a C kite. The 7.5 Kahoona is such a sweet kite it's also worth a mention for variety - big difference between the 5.5 & 7.5 K and the 5.5/7/8/9 TSs flying characteristics / performance as you know, massive usable range.

If you're going to change your whole quiver, a big Kahoona isn't that much of a draw in terms of kite variety.
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Re: Let's talk a new quiver

Postby sethe78 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:34 pm

Good advice from you both. The difficulty is I really need at least 4 kites. I think riding lake Michigan requires a size up in kites compared to salt water, the summers are light until the thermals kick in or a storm brews and spring and fall are nuking.

I would probably prefer to ride a 10 ts all the time. But the reality is that I need just a little more light wind power.

My big kite needs to be fun and versatilel. I need a good range so that if it kicks up a little bit I can still ride and have fun if I'm looking at marginal wind and a jones for a session.

In high wind the waves are going to be head high or bigger. So I want little to do with thinking at all about my kite. Here is where I want a kite that is super predictable and just easy.

So here is what I'm going with...

7,5 kahoona, 12 ts and 15 ts.

Going to hold on to one of my 7 meter kites.

Maybe I'll throw a 9 or 11 GP in the mix this summer.

Yeah...super stoked.
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Re: Let's talk a new quiver

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