Re: Diablo or One,...advice please!
[quote author=“bigbamboo”]Hi Guys, I really want to get a new 2006 kite, but need some advice as to which one is best suited to me, and what size you would recomend in each model.
Here are my deatils:
Ability: Advanced, not a lot of tricks, but can hold my own in most conditions, ride small waves, jump etc.
Weight: 150 lbs
Wind conditions: Summer 7-16 knots, winter 12-24 gusty, and somewhat turbulent.
Water: 8’’ to 2 ft. chop.
Does the Diablo have the wind range of the one?
What advantages would I find from one to the other?
I love the 2005 Bronco. Will the Diablo or One offer me any great advantage?
Thanks for any help in this matter!
Grenada, West Indies
For all around freeriding with only 1 kite size I would go with the One over the Diablo. This Diablo is very responsive with super fast turning and a very light feel (bar pressure). It’s great for surf, wakestyle, kite loops etc, and has a large range relative to traditional style C kites - it is a completely different kite than the Bronco.
For maximum range out of 1 kite size, you are better off with a One kite. At 150 lbs (same as me), you can go with either a 9 or 12 and will be happy. Both kites will work in the middle of the wind range you talk about - you just have to decide whether you are more often likely to ride in the upper or lower end of the wind range, or ideally, get a 9 and a 12! :D