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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 2:12 pm 
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Hi there, as the bigger kites get better and better reviews in this forum I´d like to ask you about your thoughts regarding 18/12 maybe becomming THE 2-kite-quiver-2003 ?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:11 pm 
I have a 3 kite quiver at the mo. 17m Skoop to a 12m RRD to a 7.5m Cabrinha - this covers me for a lot of wind.
I also have a Curver 164 & F1 142.
This should be all the gear I could ever need.
Stopping at 12m would mean a 22knot ish limit for me.


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Hi there, as the bigger kites get better and better reviews in this forum I´d like to ask you about your thoughts regarding 18/12 maybe becomming THE 2-kite-quiver-2003 ?

aloha

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Yes I think 18/12 will become good in 2003. I ride my 2002 16m in winds that overlap my 12m by a lot. I ride my 16 in winds I rode my 12 in last year.


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depends on the kites! You can choose based on your weight. What kite do you want?


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My eventual quiver in regards to the 18/12 vs 16/12 is likely to be the latter due to my weight. If I was heavier than I'd get the 18 but I don't plan on doing a huge amount of kitesurfing in sub 8 knots and if I do it won't be with an inflatable kite...

As for the 2 kite quiver... where I live you'd be better off with a 12/8 than a 12/18... especially if you aren't afraid of some cold water!!

I'd never go without a small kite as you'd be surprised at how handy they become every now and then...

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I plan on getting a 18m X2 to add to my 12m, just because the overlap between the 16 and the 12m would be very large, as the 12 is so fast and generates a lot of apparent wind.
If you had a 12 and 16, you would always go for the one that is the most fun, probably the fastest one ;-0)
At the moment I use the 12 in about the same wind as older 16m kites but go much more wind too.., hence for a bigger kite you need to go big!! 20m is probably a bit big, other people have posted 8-16 knot wind ranges for the 20m and 85 kg using a wakeboard..


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12/18 is definitely the way to go (Mach-1 or X2).

I recently completed my quiver with an 8m for days with "extreme" winds, but I'd call this a nice-to-have.

Interestingly, 8-to-12 is a 50% surface increase. So is 12-to-18.

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12/18 is definitely the way to go (Mach-1 or X2).

I recently completed my quiver with an 8m for days with "extreme" winds, but I'd call this a nice-to-have.

Interestingly, 8-to-12 is a 50% surface increase. So is 12-to-18.

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