If money was no object here’s what I would ride from Ocean Rodeo in 2013:
The Razor is a solid core kite for my quiver with a good balance of fast pivotal turning and reasonable stability. The Storm covers the really nuking days where robust construction and the ability to deal with gusts/lulls is important. The Flite is a dedicated lightwind weapon to make sure I am not sitting on the beach while other folks are riding. The Cyper isn’t absolutely needed, but it’s nice to have a second option in the core part of the quiver for a different feel and so I can really tune my kite to the conditions.
The Freeride bar would get used the most with the Fusion bar pulled out for higher wind days where the mini-fifth line safety is appreciated most. I like having 3 bars so I can have a failure or a line tangle without messing up my session or the trip.
The Mako 140 is my go to twin tip, but it’s nice to have a real twin tip to ride when I want to load the board up for big air. The Mako’s concave means it will not flex – at all! The Quad is a fun strapless board and the bigger Thruster gives me a strapped option for jumping and epic days.
Add in a Beachdog skim board and I would be totally happy to ride all conditions from nuking to ultra light.