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Kite Sizes and Wind Range (help)

Postby Ozzie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:19 am

How much are below wind ranges info reliable.? Based on official websites;

Cabrinha Switchblade 14m - 8 -17kn (approx)
North Rebel 14m - 10-23kn

SB 10m - 13-23kn
Rebel 10m - 14-30kn

Under 10-12 knots I dont wanna bother with my 14m Switchblade(I am beginner) because I cant really go on.

My question; is there really much difference in terms of wind ranges for these two models?

I have 10m and 14m SBs. What should be the strongest wind for 10m Switcblade in terms of safety matter.?

Based on manufacturers, North has wider wind range than Cabrinha. Seems like @25kn Rebel looks fine however SB looks overpowered. I am a bit confused.. Thanks in advance for any helpful info..

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Re: Kite Sizes and Wind Range (help)

Postby plummet » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:55 am

Don't believe the hype. Some manufactures are more conservative the others. Top end your your 10 depends on your weight.

But if you have to ask then don't take it above its stated wind range until you build experience.

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Re: Kite Sizes and Wind Range (help)

Postby Westozzy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:35 am

Although I don't use north kites anymore one thing I can tell you there low end wind range is normally quite accurate. Also the higher aspect of the rebel will allow you to see some of the 23 knot high end they say. But only with a ton of experience.

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