I’ve got a size advice question for a Razor to fit into my existing quiver. I’d much appreciate advice from those of you who have ridden both.
I’m ~200lbs (90kg) and primarily ride a 6’1” traditional surfboard shape strapped/strapless. I’m new to the sport, but am progressing quickly into wave riding and free riding at the beach and in the bay. Not into freestyle.
I currently have a two kite quiver - 8 and 12m Rise 2009 kites. The vast majority of the time I’ve been on my 12 (90% of days?) because I’m always more concerned about being underpowered than overpowered. That said, I really needed a 10m, and would’ve been 10/40/50% between the 8/10/12 if I had a 10 to go to.
So… I was all set to get a 10m rise when I saw this Razor noise. Since I’m really looking to progress in waveriding, seems like the obvious choice. Since everyone is talking about how the kite flys bigger than it is, I’m perplexed. Would you go with an 8m Razor and have an 8/8/12 quiver on the notion that the 8 Razor is really a 9 or 9.5? Or would you go 10? I’ve seen mixed info on the existence of a 9m Razor, but that would be the easy choice if it exists.
Thanks for your input!