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Postby vestel » Sat Sep 07, 2002 12:11 pm

Hi my freind has a new x2 18m2, he is 75Kg, rides a big directional bard. Everywhere you look you see that the x2 wind range for his configuration is somewhere between 6 to 15 knots, but he is not able to water start at less than 9-10 knots, Any comments on this issue.

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Postby Dwight » Sat Sep 07, 2002 12:34 pm

The kite is famous for generating lots of apparent wind. With apparent wind you can ride in less wind. It's kind of like fake wind. Sine the kite a few times hard, get moving, then your board speed adds to the real wind to make more wind.

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Postby vestel » Sat Sep 07, 2002 12:45 pm

Yes the apparent wind, but the thing is that before even riding we have to waterstart, and the kite with such wind does not even have enough power to pull us oout of the water. The kite is set to maximum power and we are using the sine pattern trying to keep the line tensioned all the time. One more thing if you waist one second without mooving the kite when a wave commes the lines are soft and we have to start everything all over again. This kite in such conditions is performing the same as a Wipika AB 8.4. Is this normal?

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Postby ctkiteboarding » Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:22 pm

it all boils down two efficentcy, if you are not sailing the kite accuretly you will have problems, my 20 x2 can be sailed in as light a wind as 9 mph with a 7.0 dir. and a very good light wind kiter, thats not me , i need about 13 to 15 mph to get going and start to have some fun, ilike to make reaches but dont really enjoy them enough to sail with less then 15 mph , if you get the kite to water start you will have to sail it clean and agressive inverting on turns and non stop movement as well as keeping the board moving any thing other is just fustrating, good luck

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Postby ctkiteboarding » Sat Sep 07, 2002 2:26 pm

try to invert the kite in the beginning to waterstart it works, but dont try this unless you are comfortable doing inverts ,

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Postby vestel » Sat Sep 07, 2002 4:30 pm

Thank you for your recomendation,
does anybody know what is the realstic wind range of the X2 18 for 75-80 Kg Large directional, I mean the theoretical is somewhere near 4-5 knots, but this is impossible to achieve.

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Postby tux » Sat Sep 07, 2002 6:46 pm

not less than 12 kts

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Postby Guest » Sat Sep 07, 2002 8:27 pm

I'm 73 KG ride a 140 Spoiler and X2 16 in about 9 knots, and it just works for me.

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Postby tux » Sat Sep 07, 2002 9:57 pm

You'll be better checkout your Anemometer !!!
9kts spoiler 140 ha!

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Postby Ray-au » Sun Sep 08, 2002 4:06 am

I want to replace my 7.5m ARX and 11.5m ARX and am thinking of getting the 8m X2 and 14m X2, is this a good choice ? or is it better to go 10m X2 and 16m X2.
the 11.5 ARX gets me going in 13 knots but I have to move it around a fair bit.
I have also heard the 14m X2 is the "sweet" size and the 16m X2 is a bit difficult????

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