On 2002-08-19 16:40, Louis Cypher wrote:
Yes he is right. Haven't been possible going upwind with Toro 16 in those conditions. I think Toro 16 needs about 1-2kn more wind than X2 20. With my weight of 72kg it's not worth buying a kite 'round 20qm because the windrange is to small (even with x2) but i would recommend it to all heavyweight-people (>80kg ??)
I agree that monster kites only add few knots to what a 16m can do. A good light wind, specific board, can do almost as much for less money. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also quicker to change boards when the wind dies, than to pump up a monster kite. I consider a monster kite a luxury purchase. Get a good light wind board first and a monster kite later.