6m razor question
Posted: 19 May 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So,
Would appreciate some feedback. Got a 12 foil and 10 delta already, thinking of adding a smaller kite.  The next logical step would be an 8/7m.  But, thinking of the razor which I’ve heard is pretty grunty. 

So, is the 6m razor equal in power to most 7m SLE?
Any thoughts whether the 10m delta/ 6m razor step would leave too much gap? Just have one midsized twintip, so couldn’t help the overlap work with a bigger/smaller board.

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Posted: 20 May 2012 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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6/10 is a gap that works best with a few boards.  Im often on my 6 when others are on 7 and 8m kites, but im usually on my bigger surfboard.  Its been a great small kite for me but I will consider going to a 10/7 for my next quiver depending on what kite.  If I stick with the razor I’d keep the 6 and just turn over my 10.  Once its windy and wavy its nice to be on a smaller kite, but most of my riding is strapless. 

On just my twintip the gap is still doable, but Im using boots so can hold a fair bit of power.  I rig down somewhere in the high 20’s (knots) on that board, and somewhere in the lower 20’s on the surfboards. 

OT but 20 knots is kinda this magic number where just above that you can ride almost anything.  Ive seen guys holding 12’s down in the mid 20’s boosting large and long when my 6 is also working just fine to tow me around the waves!  All depends on how you want to ride.  For me with two surfboards and a wakeboard it works great and is dead simple.  Kind of a no brainer when deciding what to rig!

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Posted: 20 May 2012 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I used a 10m razor and then went down to my 6m yesterday in winds 25-30 knots.  6 worked great and complimented the 10 nicely.  Other guys were on 8m’s.

Go for it, the 6m razor is a great kite!

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Posted: 21 May 2012 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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2012 Razor isn’t in size 6m… it’s 5 or 7.. or just take them both.. wink

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Posted: 21 May 2012 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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yeah i’m rockin the 10/7 razor combo and find it to be the perfect quiver..the razor is so grunty and the 10 just covers so much range that i dont ever feel the need for other kite sizes. this years razors are far and away the best kites I have seen OR put out. I have been using OR kites since the OR SLE one was born and flew rise kites from 2007-2010. The 7m razor may not have as much range as the 6m rise but it’s worth it I think. Still has plenty of depower. I have had it out when it’s blowing 40 and I weigh 170lbs. sick kite for sure.

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Posted: 24 May 2012 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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ya, thinking of picking up a used 6m, which explains the sizing.
thanks for the input,

sounds like the 10-6 overlap it will be stretching it a bit with one one board, but
also gotta decide whether I really want a higher performance SLE in the smaller sizing

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