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Four 2019 crossover kites compared

Probably the most used kites are the ones that can be used at any discipline. Call them what ever you like; crossover, hybrid or a One quiver kite.  Those kites are getting more and more populair. The reason is clear. Who doesn’t want a do-it-all kite? Yes there are still a few people who still want kites without bridles or a dedicated wave kite. But they seem to become a minority. And most of us won’t have set backs by such a do-it-all kites. The 2019 Eleveight RS, Naish Dash, F-one Bandit V12 and the Duotone Dice should fit the description of a do-it-all kite more or less. All of them should be suited -on paper- for a wide variety of kiting styles. Either on a twintip freeriding, freestyle and even on a wave board. And yes they have a lot in common, but they are certainly not the same. Some exactly met the expectations and some don’t.

2019 9m'sPrice €Ripstopbattens kg ProCon
F-one Bandit1335Double22.9Direct feel
Easy
high bar pressure, slower
Naish Dash1349Quadruple03.0Smooth+ predictable.
Best for wave riders
Trailing edge canopy shaking
Eleveight RS1149Quadruple4n.a.Longest/easiest jumpsLeast alive
Difficult kite loops
Duotone Dice1379Triple/double combination63.1Stable power build up
Low bar pressure
Least favorite wave riders

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Eleveight PS 8m (V1)

Former Best designer Peter Stewie is now in charge as the designer for Eleveight. His personal twist on the Best Roca, with a pulley on the back line, comes back on the PS Eleveight in the form of an elastic bridle. The PS, a true beginners kite, often stated on webshops as “Schools only” is -below 800 euro’s!- incredibly low priced. It isn’t the most advanced developed kite, but it is well build and comes from a brand which internationally jump started in 2017 since a lot of people see Eleveight as the follow up from Best. Which means selling it again won’t be such a problem. This may be quite important as you will grow out of this PS  much sooner than do-it-all kites that are less focussed to beginners only, like a F-one Bandit.

Eleveight PS 8m (V1)
Eleveight PS 8m (V1)

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