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 Post subject: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:15 pm 
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looking to get some new gear. I am 175lb guy 5,8". Will be kiting in Canada,Toronto area, and surrounding kite spots like Wasaga Beach. right now i have 138cm board, i want to at some point get a larger board, but for now focusing on getting a two kite quiver. right now i also have a 2013 liquid force CPR bar, and i am interested in trying a few Switch kites. Any thoughts on size and possibly model if someone has experience with switch kites?


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:47 pm 
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12/9, 11/8, 10/7

Depends on how much wind you got at your home spot but a quiver like the examples above should be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:39 pm 
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keegster17 wrote:
looking to get some new gear. I am 175lb guy 5,8". Will be kiting in Canada,Toronto area, and surrounding kite spots like Wasaga Beach. right now i have 138cm board, i want to at some point get a larger board, but for now focusing on getting a two kite quiver. right now i also have a 2013 liquid force CPR bar, and i am interested in trying a few Switch kites. Any thoughts on size and possibly model if someone has experience with switch kites?

I am 165 pounds qnd even though i usually have a 3 or 4 quiver kites. The one i am using 80% of the time are my 9m and 12m.

My 9m : 15 to 30. Fun range 18-19 to 26-27
My 12m : 10 to 25. Fun range 13-14 to 21-22

I am giving you the max I can get from these kites. But the max isnt the sweet spot.

For example i could get out with my freerace board in 10-11 knots on my 12m but honestly in these wind i'd rather take the 15m. But if i had to keep only 2 kites, it would be 12m and 9m.

at 175 I would go for a quiver of 9m 12m something with good low end and lots of range. Core Xr3 are great all around, there are tons of good kites but I've had good success with these.


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:41 pm 
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Hey Keegster...i am in toronto and you need a 14 or 15m and a 9 or 10....i would go 14m switchblade silent sports has a mint one used for 699 and then a 10m of whatever you can find......14m can take you down to 8knots on a door and up to 16-17kts on regular board..........the 10m you can ride mid teens to low twenties on a regular board like a 140 by 42..........and wind ranges outside of that you will need a dedicated lightwind kite and a smaller 8 or 7m for mid to high twenties.

One thing we have learnt is that you mill miss alot with only a 12m and 9m. !2m would be great in a 3kite quiver for you....like 15 12 9. but 2 kites 14 and 10



having said all that if you do go 12m and 9m make sure its a strong 12m like 12m rally or 12m switchblade or 12m north rebel



other than spring and fall alot of our wind is 8 to 16 or 17kts....so your number one kite should be for that range.


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:13 pm 
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All that makes sense if your in your fist couple seasons.

Once your into a surfboard for our waves you can make do nicely with a 12/9

Have done seasons of all the riding that was worth it on a 10 sle as a big kite.


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:01 pm 
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customer service at Switch Kites thought the Nitro 4 and size 14 and 10 kite would be good for me.


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:37 pm 
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how much do they want for 2 kites with bars?


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:00 pm 
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fogmeister wrote:
how much do they want for 2 kites with bars?


Just go to their website and look it up http://switchkites.com/nitro4.html

14m Nitro 4 $748 USD
8m Nitro 4 $623 USD
Controller 2 bar $275 USD

$1646 USD plus shipping and Canadian taxes...maybe duty


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 Post subject: Re: kite quiver for 175lbs guy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:04 pm 
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There you go!

fogmeister wrote:
how much do they want for 2 kites with bars?


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