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ronnie
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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby ronnie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:40 am

I dont know about kiting on a SUP, but a modern 2 liner could be a good light wind kite. I used to have a 4m Wipika and it was very powerful for its size.

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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby Night_Thrasher » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:10 am

Here in Kuwait it is very rare to have a wind speed of 20 knots and up, 10 to 15 knots occasionally and lower than 10 knots regularly.

I'm still a beginner and practicing flying/controlling a kite but based on the wind condition I can barely fly my 12 meter spectrum 2 and 16 meter m-80.

Any reviews or comments on the LF Havoc 16m? According to Liquid Force the windrange for this kite are from 6 to 18 knots.Image

and compared to an old kite like the 20 meter LF Spectrum 2.
http://www.kite-surf.com/windspeeds/win ... _Company=5

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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:40 am

NT - buddy here got a 14m Havoc ... he's usually out on the water not long after the Zephyr guy ... he does seem to dunk it in lulls though - but I'm no expert! :thumb: the 16m crossed my mind too ...

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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby adrood » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:51 am

i am kiting with a guy that has a havoc 2009 16m. Its really good kite for low wind. Works different from zephyr and has about 2 knots different from what it seems. The main difference is that on lulls zephyr keeps a bit more apparent wind where havoc needs to be moved to generate.

But thats nothing if you ask my opinion.

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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby Phil » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:35 am

Info about the Source is leaking... :jump: Thanks Islandman :thumb:

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Stay tuned
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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby Phil » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:09 pm

And now... the Test :o

http://www.rouchater.co.uk/2010/07/the- ... on-suking/

Thanks Rou

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Re: Low Wind Kitesurfing

Postby flylow » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:52 am

I have Flown the 17 Zephyr and I own the 16 M LF Havoc....the Ozone is better in low winds.
Try and relaunch the Havoc and it is a beast. Sure the Havoc moves better, but once down in the water your ride may be over. The F one looks very interesting.


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