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Postby Toby » Wed Aug 28, 2002 5:54 pm

I just saw at one posting of anonymous saying he is riding X2 8-12-16-20 mainly in Zeeland (Holland)

maybe you can tell me what the difference in knots is between the X2 16 and X2 20 ?
When do they start and how long can you hold them?

Anyone else?

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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:48 pm

Hi,

I am riding the 12, 16 and 20 X2. There is no big difference in turning speed between the three kites. I use my 16 and 20 the most, and can hold my 20 till 15 knots. When the wind increases till 15 knots I prefer the sail the 16. The 16 I can hold till I think 20 knots. The 12 till 25 knots. I am 85 kg and ride small boards.

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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:20 pm

Hello,

I'm 86 kgs for 192 cm and I'm riding a wake (151 cm) with X2's

I use the 8 from 25 to 30 kts, the 12 from 18 to 25 kts, the 16 from 16 to 20 kts and the 20 from 12 to 16 kts.....

less than 12 kts, I surf on the web !


Cheers and good ride !

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Postby Toby » Wed Aug 28, 2002 7:33 pm

thx for the info, guys!

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Postby bosseg » Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:53 pm

What if you just buy the 18m2 and skip the 16 and 20. Any ideas of the difference in windrange of you also own a 12m2?
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Postby tux » Wed Aug 28, 2002 9:13 pm

I've buyed the 12 and the 16 but I think 12 and 18 was better because the 12 is very close to a 2001 16 and the 16 x2 is not so powerfull compares with the 12x2,the gap is very close cause the high speed of the 12 compensate the biggest size of the slow 16.
Is it everithing clear to you?
...not to me...:???:

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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:44 pm

Skip the 16 and 20 and go for 12 and 18. Today I found out that the 12 and 18 even overlap each other a bit. I was riding the 18 depowered and someone else was going well on a 12.

Save some bugs and spend them on a kite below 12 for the high wind days. Why not a X2 8

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Postby ctkiteboarding » Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:21 pm

id say that the 8 12 and 20 might be the perfect quiver , i have a 12 16 and 20 and the 16 and the 20 are too close any one wana trade a 16 for a 8

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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:50 am

I got a 12x2 and a 16x2 and think that they over lap. a 12 and an 18 would be better.

later, Jungles

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Postby Stretch » Thu Aug 29, 2002 8:20 am

I am new to kitesurfing but have flown kites for years. Where I live now 15 knots is a good day and I am 198 cm and weigh 104 kg. I am about to buy a new X2 20 and 5'7" TT and was wondering when if ever I would need a smaller kite for these conditions.

Before anyone starts to stress about a beginner on a big X2 :eek:, I will be doing the responsible thing and getting lessons first.

Ta


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