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Djm2u
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Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Tue May 05, 2015 9:34 pm

Just joined today. Our Canadian kiteing season is just starting up. Im super new to kiteing and trying to decide between the Element or Nitro 10m. I weigh 195 pounds and will just be a free rider. What do you think?

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kite*hawk
Posts: 600
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:17 pm
Location: Wilmington NC

Tue May 05, 2015 11:53 pm

Definitely the 11M Element V3. I weigh 190 and it is my go to kite. Great for the beginner to the expert so you wont out grow. Great for snow to ehh.
Djm2u
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Wed May 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Forgot to say I have a 12m and a 7m kite currently. Looking to find one in the middle. Then a low wind kite in the future. :D
Elyes
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Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:24 pm
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Wed May 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Hy
Element V3 9m if you need a quick relaunch kite.
I never tried the 9m Nitro 4, but got it in 12m ,excellent for high jump and unhooked
13m Element 9m and 11m Element V2 /6m method V2/Nitro V2 12m/ MJ 138 and 135/ Team Rider Tunisia.
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jumpinjoe
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:49 pm

Wed May 06, 2015 5:42 pm

10m Nitro all the way! Amazing on snow and water and has a better top and bottom end than the Element.
kite*hawk
Posts: 600
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:17 pm
Location: Wilmington NC

Wed May 06, 2015 11:00 pm

What brand,model and year are the 7 and 12M? what are their wind ranges? What do you like and not like about the kites?
Djm2u
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Thu May 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Hey all thank you for all the info and replys. My 7m is a 2014 Cabrinha Switchblade and my 12m is a 2013 Liquidforce envy. Being a new rider I picked up good deals on different brands. I picked up kiting on skis quick. Will be hitting the water over the next few weeks. All the lakes just opened up here in Canada. Im really thinking the 10 m will be the best choice for me from my reading. But I definitely want a Switch kite. With all the reviews and reading on them I have a feeling they will be my go to kite moving forward.
kite*hawk
Posts: 600
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:17 pm
Location: Wilmington NC

Fri May 08, 2015 11:57 am

Its really all up to your riding style. If you want hooked in big air free style than look no farther than the 10m nitro v4. If you want a kite that does everything and excels in the surf and unhooked wake style than the 9m v3 element would be the perfect mid kite in your quiver. Both will work good on the frozen stuff ;) both kites have such a huge wind range you will find yourself riding them 90% of the time.
Djm2u
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Fri May 08, 2015 2:32 pm

Perfect thanks no surf in my area. Looks Like I will go for the 10m nitro as hooked free ride will be my style. Now I just need to save for a light wind kite.
johnk
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:34 pm
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Fri May 08, 2015 2:39 pm

My 2 cents.

First, I have a 9M element V1 for sale, cheap, perfect complement to a 7 and 12. But in my own mind I am still unbiased. :lol:

New, for free ride kiting, anything except surfing on waves, I would definitely go with the Nitro. More stable, more power, more lift, and wind range.

For surfing on waves, if that's a big part of your plan, go with an element. I think better on the snow too, unless your really into maximum speed and big air. Drift could also help you with mountain wind lulls, or lulls from any land feature. To my mind the element does not have the "never look up at the kite" kind of control the kites you have do, but the Nitro kind of does. the element will turn faster for you but that should not be an issue for the size your shopping for, unless your into mega loops from the snow. If your doing that as a beginner, be careful and ignore everything I wrote.
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