Nobile NHP Split Carbon 2018 Review
After kiting now in various locations around the world I am always left with a quandary when I go away with the family. Shall I take the kite kit or not? Should this be a family holiday a kite trip or can I try to do a bit of both. Many times the decision has come down to how much luggage room I have left for my kite kit after all the rest of the family bags have been accounts for.
The set up I have taken on my last most recent trip were as follows, a new 2018 NHP Split Carbon, Ozone Zephyr and the Nobile carry-on bag. With a pump and a harness the total weighed in at an acceptable 18KG and was simply taken as checked in luggage, without the need to check in as an oversized item at an additional cost. A beautifully crafted board and an amazing kite with huge range but still amazing performance.
I weigh 100KG and on my last five trips away there has been one constant and that is that I have used my Ozone Zephyr in all of them. I found that the hotter destinations generally (And this is a big generalisation) experienced winds between nothing at all and 25 knots. The Zephyr kicks in at about 10 knots and covers me up to about 23 to 24 knots to covers the majority of these conditions.
The last trips away have been, Vietnam (where I used the kite on all the days I kites), France where I was covered every day apart from one day due to much wind! Thailand, (where there was not much wind but the Zephyr covered the kiteable days that were available). Greece (again every day was covered) and finally Portugal (where all four days were covered by this set up.)
Charlie - October 2017