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13m Cab Contra or 13m DT Juice

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Created by Gateman 27 days ago, 28 Apr 2019
Gateman
QLD, 261 posts
28 Apr 2019 5:54PM
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Has anyone flown both these kites back to back and can comment/compare the low end and high end performance?
Rider: Intermediate, 65kg and mostly twin tip but recently added a Nugget to the board quiver which is making me feel like a total nube again.

BrisKites
QLD, 1237 posts
29 Apr 2019 1:48PM
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No idea on the Contra but I have used the 15m Juice from 8 to 18knt. I'm 88kg so possibly similar if you are on a 13m.
Drifts well. Probably the best light wind kite for turning with very little line pressure. Standard relaunch was still possible in 8knt.

KPSS Used
NSW, 212 posts
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30 Apr 2019 5:37PM
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I'm the same weight and the 13m Contra is fine for me, the bigger size 3 strut light wind kites become these beasts that want to rip me off my edge. Only other lightwind inflatable I will ride is the Ozone Zephyr 17m because you can push it further forward in the window.

Gateman
QLD, 261 posts
30 Apr 2019 10:22PM
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KPSS Used said..
I'm the same weight and the 13m Contra is fine for me, the bigger size 3 strut light wind kites become these beasts that want to rip me off my edge. Only other lightwind inflatable I will ride is the Ozone Zephyr 17m because you can push it further forward in the window.


Thanks KPSS, I've got the 13m Contra on demo so just waiting for the right conditions. At 62kg and 5'7" I just can't see myself flying anything bigger. At this stage the largest kite in my quiver is the 12m Solo although I had a 14m back in 2004 but hardly ever flew it. Will report back but looking forward to other feedback.



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