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FL Keys April conditions?

Postby pbbb3 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:33 am

What would be a reliable setup for me during a mid- April visit to the keys? I'm ~190#
My choices are: Kite----> 8m, 15m, 18m LEI, 10m foil
Board------> 131, 149, 171 all TT's, 5'9" directional

Any help appreciated

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Re: FL Keys April conditions?

Postby dyyylan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:48 am

You could pretty much live here and kite 99% of windy days with an 18m and 10m

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Re: FL Keys April conditions?

Postby pbbb3 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:08 pm

Nice thanks :D

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Re: FL Keys April conditions?

Postby noel » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:34 pm

Our best months are usually now thru April with predominate winds out of the east. It almost always blows higher than forecasted. Today we are waiting for 25-30 knots expected this afternoon thru tomorrow. Wind can be light to moderate in the spring and rarely exceeds 30 knots. I ride my 10m 90% of the time.

If only 1 kite? Bring the 10m and 2 boards.
Choice? 8, 10 and 15m and the 131 and 149 for lighter days.

Any questions on lodging or anything at all, don't hesitate to call.

oTHErside Boardsports
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Islamorada, Florida
(305)853-9728

P.S. - for no wind days, check out the cable park at mm 59.
Keys Cable
www.keyscable.com
(305)414-8245

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Re: FL Keys April conditions?

Postby pbbb3 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:14 pm

Ok soooooo this is conflicting advice. Someone says 10 and someone else 18? Should I split the difference?


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