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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby SupaEZ » Fri May 24, 2013 12:17 am

Oldnbroken wrote:I'm 185 pounds and those Chicken Mc Nuggets will soon send me to clydesdale class


+1

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby SupaEZ » Fri May 24, 2013 12:33 am

On a Rampage wrote:Been on the Core 19..........Kiting 15 years

Raceboard - kind of a tie between core, cloud and dyno.


:respekt: to you...got me beat by one year

You forgot one thing...... :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf: :surf:
Waveboard- for the Riot Core XR2LW 19m2

Put it on standard 24m length lines (no ext.) and kill the surf with it in 9-10 knots
That kite turns very fast on 24m with that special Sensor bar.....loops on dime...pulls upwind so EZ
No kite is more powerful and agile than this one is such low wind :wink:
Then add the special bonus that if wind happems to pick up to 15 to 18kn you are still in control

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby Kamikuza » Fri May 24, 2013 2:11 am

Oldnbroken wrote:Kami - I finally got a couple test rides on the 2013 Nugget last week.
Really a nice board, felt like a cross between my skim and my surfboard, leaning toward the surf side of things.
Much looser than the Coupe 6' 0", less directional feeling, the nose hunted around a lot more.
But that makes it easy to throw around, and it's easier to jibe than the Coupe, the flatness and fat ass work well, and it blazes upwind.
I'm 185 pounds and this Nugget's owner is 150 pounds, so I can't tell you whether it's a clydesdale class ride, but I think so.

How would a non-surfer kook like it for learning to ride little waves?

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby Westozzy » Fri May 24, 2013 3:37 am

Yeh there would be a learning curve for sure, especially if you haven't surfed. Going toeside for a start. The eventually learning to jibe and switch feet. But it is good to challenge yourself and leanr new things. Thing is if you love fanging around on TT's this board is nothing like that. That being said I have ridden it many times and it is a really good comprimise between early planning and having fun in the surf. It by no means performs like a surfboard though, but for most who want to be out in lighter winds or a heavier guy in bigger winds it can do the job.

My buddy has a range of kite surfboards and surfboards (and a mako for certain days) and the nugget is in his quiver. Saved many a session. But he's an exceptional surfer in his own right.

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby L0KI » Fri May 24, 2013 5:31 am

SupaEZ wrote:
Oldnbroken wrote:I'm 185 pounds and those Chicken Mc Nuggets will soon send me to clydesdale class


+1
Not me SupaMan.
All organic produce, no Micky D's for the last 25 years.
Weight has never been an issue, pisses my old friends off, drink all the soda I want, and eat any desserts at will.
Blood pressure and cholesterol are super low, my doc says I'm a lucky dog.
When I get super busy, I don't eat much and get down to 170.
Check me!!!...not an ounce of fat!!! :D
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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby L0KI » Fri May 24, 2013 5:35 am

rtz wrote:New version out:

http://www.flyozone.com/kitesurf/en/pro ... phyr/info/

http://ozonekitesusa.com/proddetail.asp ... r_17_color
I think the Zephyrs are great.
Best lightwind kite for our lakes, in my opinion.
and the most popular with our local crew, 7 or 8 of them now.
But we have a strutless Maui 17M
Airush One Strut.
Turbine.
Edge 15.
Big Mama.
Waroo 17M.
A big Star kite.
Big North Fuse.
C4 13M.
So lots of things work.
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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby Westozzy » Fri May 24, 2013 5:36 am

Although we have seen this topic again and again, I feel there are some great insights into light wind kite selection through these pages coupled with the important board choice.

Just saying great info that's all.

Oh yeh I ride a zephyr 2013, but will not proclaim it to be the best light wind kite. No such thing it all depends on the rider the board and the style they are looking for. That's the key.

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby fdvj » Fri May 24, 2013 7:47 am

+1 for what he said above, you need to decide what you want your light wind kite for, what you call light wind, what kind of board you want to use, and what kind of sea state you will be presented with when you get light wind.
For me Blade Fat Lady does the job perfectly, as I want to practice unhooked stuff in flatish water, on my usual TT, in winds from 10mph which are inconsistent and could easily go up to 20 during a session with lull to almost nothing. if you were looking to make the best angle up wind, had no interest in unhooking, wanted to get the maximum boost possible, in consistent wind, and ride a fast board you would be at the other end of the scale and would be better served by a more racey kite.

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Re: a good kite for light wind?

Postby SupaEZ » Fri May 24, 2013 12:56 pm

shlomis wrote:
In there sites i have seen that they have only 17m kites....
Is it really going to work in 10knts wind range?(in saw the wind range chart)
Lots of kiters warned me that its not really comfortable to surf with this kind of kites... And that they are cumbersome and big and really hard to maneuver....


Have you decided yet? :cheers:
Most experts expressed their opinions depending of where they ride in "true" 10 kn of wind :wink:
BTW i kite"surf" with a Riot Core 19m2..the largest most agile "Freeride" Tube out there
It is comfortable to surf waves with it..not cumbersome...does not feel big..very EZ to maneuver

OK...keep us in suspense a little longer :thumb:


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