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handrewjerome
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Help!! Need Advice Equipment

Postby handrewjerome » Mon May 16, 2016 6:32 pm

Greetings
I'm new to Kiteboarding and looking for some advice on equipment. I'm 28, 6'3 220 lbs. I have limited water sports experience but I've been snowboarding for a long time. The package I have the opportunity in purchasing is below.
Kite: Liquid force 12 Envy
Board : Overdrive 148 Liquid Force
Harness, bindings, control bar, bag, etc.
Price: $1000

Is this a good package for someone my size? I'll be mostly boarding in the north east (rhode island and boston areas)

Thanks!

Andrew

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Re: Help!! Need Advice Equipment

Postby ColdWeatherKiter » Mon May 16, 2016 8:34 pm

The board size is great to start with but once you progress you should upgrade to a smaller board. The big board will start to feel slow and heavy. But you could keep it as a light wind board. I dont know about your local windspeeds but the package looks great, especially for that price!
Happy progression!

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Re: Help!! Need Advice Equipment

Postby dylan* » Tue May 17, 2016 1:59 am

Where did you take lessons? They typically know the area the best and can advise you for local wind speeds, and your experience + weight.

handrewjerome
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Re: Help!! Need Advice Equipment

Postby handrewjerome » Tue May 17, 2016 12:06 pm

I haven't taken a lesson yet. I'll be boarding in the Narragansett RI, South Boston areas. I decided I wanted to get into the sport and came across this package. Thanks for the advice!


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