frankm1960 wrote:My smallest is a 5m fuel with TT.
Got a surf brd but not good with it.
My goto is the 11m fuel.
I should add i'm not a Fuel type kiter...just a hack... and own fuels cause i like good 5 line kites and fuels can still last even when you get them 2nd hand.
Also I'm a puny kiter at 63kg so a 5m is really not all that small for me... I had it out in probably under 20kts with no problems.
I wish others had put their weight in their posts... would've been good way to compare.
You are right - I just put my weight (77kg) at the post.
But when dealing with waves, it does not seem to matter that much if you are 70 or 95kg, as many got almost the same small kitesize when "windy" - and the heavier guys got a slightly bigger board then
In the big kitesizes, 9m2 and up, rider weight matters much more it seems - when talking about waves.
Dont really know why it is so (although I think it is because of the huge range small SLE kites got today, and still fast turning - and maybe footstrap position a bit further forward when heavy, besides a bit bigger board maybe) - it is more a fact and an observation
For TT riders the kitesize is typically chosen "more" according to weight