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by RalfsB
Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 25063

Re: biggest regret purchase

TKF foil. Heavy and the rear wing was asymmetric. The front wing screws were too short and I lost the wing the first time I hit a sand bank.
by RalfsB
Mon May 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Weight difference
Replies: 27
Views: 8429

Re: Weight difference

Sometimes there is very little difference. Some five or three strut kites are very lightly built, some one-strut kites are heavily reinforced. For example, some multi-strut kites: Ozone Reo 6m (1.9kg), RRD Addiction 9 (2.8kg), Gaastra Jet 13m (3.3kg) One strut kites: Airush Ultra 6m (1.8 kg), Naish ...
by RalfsB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me complete my quiver: 80 kg rider
Replies: 15
Views: 4951

Re: Help me complete my quiver: 80 kg rider

Turbaani wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 pm
So if you have $$, local conditions are mostly light (10-12kts), only riding TT board --- 17-21m kites make all sense to me.
Totally agree, in my location I ride 18m half of the time.
by RalfsB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trying to understand kite quiver
Replies: 30
Views: 8211

Re: Trying to understand kite quiver

Regarding kite sizes in the quiver, it works when kite sizes are roughly 1.5 times different from one size to the next larger size. If one has good skills and needs less kites (e.g. to be light for travel), the difference can be larger, if one needs more fine tuning to the conditions the difference ...
by RalfsB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Complete beginner advice..
Replies: 25
Views: 3076

Re: Complete beginner advice..

I do not think it is worth it to buy a dedicated trainer kite because you will need it probably for an hour or so. It would be better to borrow, if it is an option. If you have somebody to instruct you, you can start with like 9m inflatable in 4-5 m/s wind and it should be pretty safe and you can us...
by RalfsB
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9963

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Interestingly enough, a kite being a one strut kite does not necessarily mean it is lighter than some 3/5 strut kites. Just for comparison -- weighted some of my current kites (all of them are from around 2013/2014): - Ozone Reo 6m (1.9kg) - RRD Addiction 9m (2.8kg) - Gaastra Jet 13m (3.3kg) So it l...
by RalfsB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9963

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Dwight wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Ok, I’ll give you the long version of my search for the ultimate foiling kite.
Thank you Dwight, this is really good information. I had the same reservations about the Boxer but it is great to know that they have not overdone bombproofing the kite and that if flies light and nice.
by RalfsB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9963

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Dwight wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Both one struts were wonderful for foiling. Much preferred over no strut, but those two one struts were very different in how they behaved as the wind increased.
Can you elaborate on the behavior and also mention which brands they were? I absolutely agree this is important.
by RalfsB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9963

Re: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

Thank you for suggesting the BRM Cloud but in their website it says: ​US shipping only / international service not offered I am also not aware of any European distributors for BRM; Cloud prices are not exactly low and then I also need to add 21% tax since the product comes from the USA and then the ...
by RalfsB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?
Replies: 53
Views: 9963

One strut kites - which the lightest of them all?

There is a number of one strut kites on the market but it is hard to find the information about the actual weigth of those kites, an exception being Airush. Basically, I am looking for a (reasonably priced) one strut kite for foiling and general riding that is as light as possible but can also survi...

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