MAC wrote:For all you Helium 3 riders, I'm thinking about switching out my Nitro N5-16 for a Helium 3 16, I still ride N6 10M & 12M which I really enjoy, looking to replace the the low end wind 10-15mph on TT-SB and Skim, I do like the old school big air qualities of the Nitro. Do you think I will he happy with the H3 I'm aware its not as good in the big air category, is it better than the H2 15.5 Its a difficult decision for my. Kinda of lame but I just don't want to regret my purchase.
No doubt, I would go for the H3 anytime for my light wind weapon after switching from the H2, I am very happy about the H3. I had the 15.5 and now the 16m.
I love the feel it has using the large C4X bar with 23m lines (some time 20m).
Regarding the big air category.. When I am on the H3 and in 10-13kn I get around 6m jumps with lot of hangtime to do stuff. If you have medium/good skills it should be no problem to use it for old school tricks. It is very steady in the air while jumping and gives you direct feel when coming in for a landing for a big kite.
I have postet a video earlier in the thread from a light wind session. I normally use the H3 16m from 10kn to around 15kn (no tidal assistance) on my 140x43 Youri Zoon TT and I am a heavy rider with wet gear weighing around 100kg.
I dont know your stats and therefor cannot comment on that, 10mph is around 8.5 knots, I havent been that low, sorry.
Hope it helps.