I’ve been kiting since 2000 with a passion for waves and the occasional free style session. I weigh 190 pounds and I like to ride powered up. I’ve owned many different kites in the 17M-20M range but when a friend handed my his Zephyr to try, it was love at first fly. I’ve since spread the love to many others who’ve had the same experience. As happy as I have been with the Zephyr, I never stop exploring new offerings. Here are the characteristics that in my opinion, make the Zephyr unique:
Reviews for the 2015 REO on the internet and in kite mags provide accurate information highlighting this wave kite’s attributes; fast, direct handling generating consistent power with a sweet low aspect shape that will drift with you down the line. All true. This year I chose the REO after a four year stint on wave-specific delta kite which I selected purely for the purpose of wave riding. I liked the deltas, they go upwind like crazy and stay connected to the wave. If you’re into boosting, they do that well too. What was missing was turning performance so rather than re-hash available reviews, I wanted to write one that highlighted my reasons for switching.