I've a bit of a problem. I've been looking out my window for the last two weeks at nothing over 8kts. I am going completely crazy. I am new enough to the game but already it has become like a drug and I need my fix.
Does anybody know of a kite that will even just get me up and free riding around the place? I am a student (about 75kgs) so my budget is fairly limited but I am not super tight either. Also it's Christmas so I might be able to convince the family to go all in on quadruple Christmas present.
I had the same problem. I was sick of sitting on the beach on light wind days so I bought a Blade Fat Lady 17m kite. I don't dream of light wind days, but at least now I know that if I get to the beach and there is any reasonable amount of wind I'll be able to ride.
I don't reget the decision to buy a big kite and I'll always have something large in my quiver.
The light wind kites have become popular so keep an eye out for used ones that will be sold cheaper after a season. These kites don't get used hard so they should last a long long time if you keep them out of the sun between sessions.