I think you should consider the Speed3 from Flysurfer, the 15 will go in very light wind and also stay in the air in less wind than the CORE kite.pmaggie wrote:Thank you guys! I already own the XR 17LW, the problem is that where I live (Como Lake) it's quite rare it's blowing steady 8/9 knots. When it's so light, you'd better stay on the beach or you're swimming for sure since it's a wind that will probably drop to 6 or to zero. On the other end, it's common that on the beach it's blowing 10 and in the middle of the lake (where we actually ride) it's blowing 13/14. At 14, I frankly don't like too much the 17, I feel not out of control but always a little overpowered. This is the reason why I'm considering the 15, I imagine it's a little less powerful and faster. My next sail is an 11.
About the board, I own two twin tips, one is a standard (for our lake) Nobile T5 137x42, the other one is a specialized light wind board, the Nobile Flying Carpet, 160x46.
Also, I think the new XR2 are better than the old XR.
Cool Paolo,pmaggie wrote:Hi Roberto,
thanks a lot. I think too it's a perfect choice, my actual 17 is also ok but, as I wrote, as soos as it blows 13/14 I feel too powered up, I have to depower a lot and I'm not having so much fun. The 17 is a weapon in subten/ten but it's quite difficult it's blowing steady 9 or 10, in that conditions the highest chance is to swim back 'cause it completely dropped.
I think I'm ordering today, maybe by the next week I can test it and report!
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