Nitro 6 Reviews !

General Discussions
Borby
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Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:36 pm

Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:27 pm

^^^^^^^^ Agreed on that colour combination, like it so much I just sold my v5 Nitro to buy the v6.
Macster
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Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:54 pm

Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:23 am

fluidity wrote:Macster, I have the v5 Nitro 14m too and I love it.
I'm 100kg and I had the Nitro out yesterday afternoon in gusty light wind conditions, Just enough to get started, marginal relaunching(Only had to relaunch once).
Challenging light end of it's range but still pulling my 100KG around no problem. When the wind died off in parts I could still work it up and down easily like a small kite, work it overhead for lift and starting and with the high aspect ratio it's got the power once going to give the top end acceleration to pass through lulls. So easy to jump with now I've had a half dozen sessions with it and jump HIGH. The kite is FAST, so I can flick it around even on little waves for quick wave face transitions and there is god bar feel of kite position. When big gusts come i just let out the bar and the gusts pass easily past it.
Unlike my Element v4 11m, the Nitro turns well even at high bar de-power and has much better wind range.
Im 95kgs. Can you specify wind speed in your comments and board size used? Cheers.
Borby
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Hey Master,

I am happy to post comment on my board size and kite wind range. I hit the scales at 108kg and have an 8m and 14m Nitro (v4), just sold my Nitro 10m (v5) and have a Nitro (v6) on the way. My board of choice is an Axis Limited 138 x 42.5 and I ride this 98% of the time. My conditions vary from mirror flat water to 4-6 foot waves, and even though the Nitro is not ideally wave suited, I still use it because I am comfortable on these kites and am not prepared to get wave oriented kites as well. There is nothing better than getting a big flat section between sets then boooosting off a big lip.

I wouldn't get too hung up on weight v's kite size, get a board that sits comfortably with all wind ranges and work the kite like it is designed. That said, I was out in 25+ knots today on my 8m Nitro and although there were others out there on everything from 6m to 9m kites, the Nitro was well lit and giving me a great session.

The 14m Nitro is generally my go-to kite, as where I live the wind can be light (define light....12-18 knots) and this kite is brilliant in that wind range. The bottom end of the 14m (v4) is brilliant, and where I have mates who are much lighter than me on 17m kites, the 14m keeps me up-wind and happy. That said, if the wind hovers around the 10-13 knot mark, I have a 19m Core XR to fill that gap....power house of a kite.

You shouldn't struggle too much with a 14m in the 13-15 knot mark, just make sure you transfer your speed into upwind direction and generate a good bit of apparent wind and the rest will happen.
Macster
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Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:54 pm

Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:19 am

Thanks for the response. I think we are saying similar things. I can mow grass in as low as 12 knots too on the 14m but I need 14 knots minimum to start doing tricks and 15-16 knots if i want to loop it.
fluidity
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Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:43 am
Location: Wellington/Porirua New Zealand

Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:23 pm

Macster wrote:
fluidity wrote:Macster, I have the v5 Nitro 14m too and I love it.
I'm 100kg and ....
Im 95kgs. Can you specify wind speed in your comments and board size used? Cheers.
I didn't have anything to measure wind speed with. My board is my own custom design. Inspired by the Ocean Rodeo Mako range but from my own CAD work. 25mm concave and outline somewhere between an ellipse and a normal twin tip. 1500mm x 405mm, moderate rocker. It's a dream going up wind but I can also carve around very nicely on waves. In combination with the Nitro 14m v5 it's fantastic, I can carve a turn and cross over my own wake in about 6-8 meters across the wind. I should probably make a smaller board but it's not stopping me doing some huge jumps! :D
josealferez
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:07 pm

Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:02 pm

Hi guys!!

Yesterday I tried my new nitro6 in 8 meters and, definetely, it's the kite for big air. Very very very soft landing.... good high end.

Great kite
fmilland
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Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:34 am
Location: México

Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:21 pm

queneseb wrote:
Very surprise about the general improvement, i'm abble to do smooth kiteloop on 12m in 18knot witch wasn't possible with v5, landing was hard, now kite has got the time to go back 12 because of better turning speed !
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Oh man!, I have a N5 and kite loop was my next progression, anyways I'm going for it and tell ya how it goes until I buy a N6 or even when N7 comes out,
queneseb
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:05 pm

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Gautiou
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Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:48 pm

I've just buy a Nitro 6 in 12m. I have not yet the opportunity to test the kite but i would like to have your advices to choose a second one for create my new quiver of two kites. I'm hesitating between the 9m or 8m Nitro 6.
Thank you for your answers.
Faxie
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Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:38 pm

Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:21 am

Gautiou wrote:I've just buy a Nitro 6 in 12m. I have not yet the opportunity to test the kite but i would like to have your advices to choose a second one for create my new quiver of two kites. I'm hesitating between the 9m or 8m Nitro 6.
Thank you for your answers.
8 If you want a bit more highend, 9 if you want a bit more overlap and fly your smaller size a bit sooner. I have a 13 and 9 Element, and I think there is plenty of overlap. Nitro's have a bit more range.
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