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Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby joandani » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Hi, i have a 12, 9 torch, and now i have a 7m fuel but with 35 knots iam in the limit overpowered even with the 20m bar. (my weight: 60Kg)

I am thinking to get another fuel 5m, but some people tell me that I would have a 6m fuel, cause the high end is almost the same than the 5m and the difference is in the lowend, the problem with the 5m they told me that u need a high minimum wind, 6m have more range, definitely the told me. I would ask u if a 5m fuel 2009 could have any problem starting with 30 knots, cause before iam still comfortable with the 7m fuel 2011, and i found a new fuel 5m 2009 for a very good price.

I buy the 5m or i have to wait to find a 6m fuel?

pd: another question is if with the 4lines bar 2011, it would works with the 5m 2009 fuel, cause i think this 2009 kite wirked too with 5th line bar didn't it?

thnx a lot and sorry for my english :roll:

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby jan_hou » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:26 pm

Definitely 5M if you have a 7M.

I liv in Penghu, Taiwan (very windy place) and used my 5M probably 100 days a year.
I always get 5M+7M combination. You can use your 5M 30-45 knot no problem.

Jan

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby jedi1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:46 pm

2009 fuel will work with 2011 bar. 2009 is a four line kite, just like newer Fuels, only really minor tweaks each year.

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 pm

Yes definitely get a 5 meter kite. The 6 will be too close to the 7 that you have. Or you can sell your 7 and get a 5 meter.

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:56 pm

Well that is that then, I am going to Penghu.

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby joandani » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:28 pm

Thx to everybody!!! this kite forum is awesome and quick to get info :D
I ll definitely get the 5m 2009 new. thanks again!

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby Caesar » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:46 pm

jan_hou wrote:I liv in Penghu, Taiwan (very windy place) and used my 5M probably 100 days a year.
I always get 5M+7M combination. You can use your 5M 30-45 knot no problem.
Jan


Hi Jan,

Where is that magic place? Can you tell us more about it?
I'm coming!
How is the water quality there? Chinese through everything into the water and I don't want to end up coming out of the water without skin and meat (only bones left). :roll:

Cheers
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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby jan_hou » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:03 am

Caeser:

Water quality is excellent here in Penghu. Check out this picture.
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Wind is consistent, check out this Windguru archive data.

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Accommodation is inexpensive, single room starting from 400 USD per month.

Jan

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby Caesar » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:20 am

longwhitecloud wrote:Well that is that then, I am going to Penghu.


Thanks Jan.

Kiwi mate- have you been there?

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Re: Better a 6m or a 5m for 30-45 knots???

Postby baobob » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:37 am

Hi I'm a 62kg rider and my set is 11-9-7-5.
it's totally bullshit that you need 30 knots for the 5. Usually other riders are about 70-75 kg and they don't have in mind the range. Remember that they weight 25% more than you..

I don't know which kind of board are u using but i can use the 5 from 25 knots (cab custom). Maybe the nice spot is a little bit higher.
For examples for the hadlow pro5.5 the suggested wind range is 24-39 and they claim 16-23 for a 11 so it's a pretty fair claim i think.

About confort: i use the 7 with about 30 knots but if i want do kiteloops or unhooked stuff i'll rather pump the 5.

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Roberto


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