Hawaiis wrote:Different kites have different power and range. The trimming of the lines also affect the power. Most beginners once started going will tend to want bigger kites, most will ride smaller when more experience, especially for surf. If you can ride comfortably with smaller kites, it is very rewarding.
flybykite wrote:I could also add that riding a larger kite in stronger winds lends itself to a different style of riding and isn't only done by beginners. (airstyle)Ie. with a larger kite you can have more hang time, more rotations or longer drawn out rotations and tricks and yes.. Softer landings. I do like this style and fly this way often but my boosts are always higher and more fun with smaller kites.
A couple weeks ago I went out on a 12 rebel in about 28-30 knots riding along side my friend on a 6m rebel and he has at least 30-40 pounds on me. Super powered 20 and 30 foot jumps were easy and lots of time to add style moves. I lasted about 45 minutes before my legs wanted a rest from all the edging. Took the 9m out the rest of the day and had way more fun though.
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