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which light wind kite?

Postby mat44 » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:02 am

Hi all,
I allready own an airblast 10 ( 13.6 flat) that I want to complete for light summer winds.
I'm 70 kg, my level: going upwind, starting with jumps. But years of land kiting.
What size should I look for? 16m, 18m?
High AR, mid AR?
Any input welcome :wink:

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Postby Nico » Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:07 pm

Hi Matt44.
Stand by for a few month if you can.
There will be some serious new lightwind tools on the market soon.
Regards
Nico

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Postby velns » Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:02 pm

nico, which ones do you mean??

FS psycho2 larger sizes? TK new mamoot? what else? :-?

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Postby Monkey » Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:46 pm

I honestly think that the Monkey 20 and 28 are the best all round light wind kites out there, I do kite loops on my monkey 28 meter and get going from 7 knots, so that gives you some idea of how fast the larger Monkey kites turn, The 20 meter wind range is about 12 to 17 knots, its fast enough to do kite loops, wave ride and all that.

I just finished a moon light kite on the 28 with a mate in 7 knots, was powered up and having a ball.

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Postby pitlisa » Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:53 pm

Hi Monkey,

Can you tell us your weight and which board you're using for light wind.

Thanks a lot

Mich

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Postby Monkey » Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:01 pm

I weigh 75kgs and was riding a twin tip, 142cm, Rob who was also on a Monkey 28 was riding a larger Naish mutant and weighs about 90 kg, we where both going upwind and having a great kiting session, It was Robs first go on his 28 meter. I will see if I can get his to post a review.

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Re: which light wind kite?

Postby sgt. Salty » Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:16 pm

mat44 wrote:Hi all,
I allready own an airblast 10 ( 13.6 flat) that I want to complete for light summer winds.
I'm 70 kg, my level: going upwind, starting with jumps. But years of land kiting.
What size should I look for? 16m, 18m?
High AR, mid AR?
Any input welcome :wink:
I would suggest to go for a 20m if you want a 2 kite quiver!

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Postby phlow » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:33 pm

there are many choices and they will continue to evolve and hopefully improve.

i find that my R420 has a good mix of low wind starting (10 - 11 knts, 195lbs, 134TT) good range, and reasonably fast turning.

your mileage may vary.

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Postby mergulhao » Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:17 pm

f-one mach3 16 - 9 a 15 knots - parece um missil - like a missil. :D

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Postby Robbo » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:54 am

Just got my new Monkey 28m yesterday. Chris and I rushed to the beach just before dark, (damn -- daylight saving being switched off is a bummer...) pumped furiously and with the assistance of my handydandy Coleman electric air pump got ready in less than 10 min. In 7 knots of wind we were going with no problem -- took a bit of trimming at first to stay upwind in seven knots but once you trim it and put it in the zone it just locks on and pulls like a freight train. Chris, who has had his for a couple months, was going upwind straight away -- the kite is SOOOOOO smooth and turns so easily. I can't wait to try it with a pulley bar. Have flown most all the Monkey kites at least once and I reckon the 28 is the best of all of em. Chris was even going upwind and doing backrolls on a 132TT.Was so much fun we couldn't bring ourselves to quit and we kited till well after dark by moonlight! The kite is amazingly easy to turn and the pull is steady as a rock. When a gust hits, it just seems to absorb it rather than jerk you around like some kites. Haven't had a chance to test the depower ability yet, but seems to have plenty. I reckon it'll probably hold up to 15knots or more. Yeeeeee Haaarrrrrrr! ;-)


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