Netdewt wrote:Thanks for the ideas.
Yes, not looking to break the bank on new kites. I just want to be as safe as I can. The T2 system is just feeling really dated after seeing everyone else's gear in South Padre.
I definitely will consider more lessons. And I'll definitely be giving myself plenty of space until I figure out upwind (much harder then I thought, even as a lifelong skier and waterskier). I also never go out alone.
Do you think I can get away with a 2 kite quiver? Here the wind does not get to the point of needing a 7M really, and on the other hand I hate flying my 14M. I have only used the 7M in the winter as I have been learning. I have only flown the 14M in wind below 15mph, and I can barely keep it in the air. What sizes do you recommend? I weigh 160lb and my current board is a Slingshot Ignition 140. No lightwind board but I have been considering a Litewave Wing, or a homemade door.
Is the Rally a low aspect ratio? There are a lot of people who fly those here.
Don't worry about aspect ratio and all that yet, it matters but you probably won't feel the difference until you're more experienced. That said, lower aspect kites are generally more stable and easier to fly. Just judging by the way it looks, rally appears to be about medium or medium-low aspect
You can absolutely get by with a two kite quiver, it just depends on how much they overlap and what your wind conditions are like. I keep telling myself I'm going to buy a 7m, but every year I only find myself saying "wow, I wish I was on a 7" less than 5 times. 90%+ of the time I'm on my 12 - for south florida, a 12/9 is all you really need. It's not really even worth having a door type board here in my opinion
depending on your wind you might be fine on a 7 and 10m, or 12 and 9, or 15/11...