Thanks for the reply.
Yes I am planning to take lessons. I wanna buy the gears first so I can use it during my lessons. Been reading and watching lots of how-to instructional videos. I am not a very good swimmer. I was think of not a full life jacket but a comp vest....kite crash in water every bit of flotation will help.
The average wind condition of my area average around 12kn -20kn....for my 165-170lbs I am looking at a 12m or 13m. I know I need a twin and good upwind ability but still not sure the exact size.
I know this forum probably has more experiences then instructors.....just wanna see what some of the members think.
Here we go again............
Like many before you..... Take the lessons first. I guaranty you that you will learn something that will change your mind bat what Yu should have bought...How is is possible to make any intelligent decisions without ever having flown a kite? Maybe you'll find that the waist harness you bought should have been a seat harness.
Maybe you'll find out that the. 7 yr old hellfish you bought was a total disaster? Maybe you'll buy a surfing wetsuit when you really need something with thicker arms. Lots to learn before you start spending your hard earned money. I'm just sayin.