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Phil
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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby Phil » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:57 pm

jetboy wrote:
pj sofine wrote:I'm at the other end of spectrum 8,10 12 = 30
Me too. I never miss a day with a 7 & 10m only this season = 17. My friend is even more of a minimalist, she is sponsored yet only rides with a 5 & 7 = 12. Means you can comfortably replace kites every season and travel easily. There is the possibility though that your building your quiver without the sweetest size kite for your area. I think 3 kites is ideal as wave rider. Interesting question. I guess a lot of it comes down to your weight, varying conditions of your location, and how wide your riding styles are. :thumb:

Pivot 9, Pivot 7 = 16 do the trick for me :thumb:
Having a limited quiver of 2 kites for a few years now, since the Bow evolution with extended wind range per kite and my 100% orientation to wave riding.
Sizes chosen according to my local conditions as well as my regular travel destinations (Canarias, Cabo verde). Also changing every season.
Lacking a 5m for nuclear days though :D

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:39 pm

Phil wrote:
jetboy wrote:
pj sofine wrote:I'm at the other end of spectrum 8,10 12 = 30
Me too. I never miss a day with a 7 & 10m only this season = 17. My friend is even more of a minimalist, she is sponsored yet only rides with a 5 & 7 = 12. Means you can comfortably replace kites every season and travel easily. There is the possibility though that your building your quiver without the sweetest size kite for your area. I think 3 kites is ideal as wave rider. Interesting question. I guess a lot of it comes down to your weight, varying conditions of your location, and how wide your riding styles are. :thumb:

Pivot 9, Pivot 7 = 16 do the trick for me :thumb:
Having a limited quiver of 2 kites for a few years now, since the Bow evolution with extended wind range per kite and my 100% orientation to wave riding.
Sizes chosen according to my local conditions as well as my regular travel destinations (Canarias, Cabo verde). Also changing every season.
Lacking a 5m for nuclear days though :D

Phil
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I like this - the less the better :thumb:

Not doing it myself, as I am actullay into 45m2 which is a bit "bad" indeed, but we got all sorts of winds here, ranging from 20m2 to 4m2 kites, but having boards that can handle this, you dont need that big a range - althoug having surfed for so many years, I choose the luxury to have small steps in the range, as "why not" ?
Just like summer and winter tires, you "wear" less, so it does not really cost you :rollgrin:

13m2 Dyno
11m2 Furia
9m2 Furia
7m2 Fura
5m2 Log

8) Peter

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:51 pm

Flyfish wrote:All foils:

Flysurfer's:
8
10 x 2
12 x 2
19

Peter Lynn's:
8 x 3
10 x 4
13 x 2


:winner2:
Clearly the winner at 322 m2.... because of the double surfaces :wink:

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby pj sofine » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:50 pm

SupaEZ wrote:
Flyfish wrote:All foils:

Flysurfer's:
8
10 x 2
12 x 2
19

Peter Lynn's:
8 x 3
10 x 4
13 x 2


:winner2:
Clearly the winner at 322 m2.... because of the double surfaces :wink:

Not so fast! We need a fair and impartial 2nd opinion,what do you think Pump me up ? :redcard:

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby av_dumitrascu » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:08 pm

Spleene X19... ..... 19 m2 (duuuh)
F-One Bandit B5... 11 m2
Flysurfer Viron........ 4 m2
_________
TOTAL 34 m2

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby sijandy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:02 pm

oh dear... and yet so many have joined in. It's threads like these that make me tend to agree with my mates... kiting is for wankers! :lol:

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby eree » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:47 pm

pj sofine wrote:...
Not so fast! We need a fair and impartial 2nd opinion,what do you think Pump me up ? :redcard:

i think i know WWPMUS, you need to have more of the same size inferior and expensive foil kites with you on the beach. when one collapses in its nightmare bridles you wouldn't have the time to untangle the mess and just grab spare same size foil kite

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby stylesy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:21 am

Holy shit.. I need to show my missus this thread.

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby sijandy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:28 am

SupaEZ wrote:
Flyfish wrote:All foils:

Flysurfer's:
8
10 x 2
12 x 2
19

Peter Lynn's:
8 x 3
10 x 4
13 x 2


:winner2:
Clearly the winner at 322 m2.... because of the double surfaces :wink:


There are no winners in this thread! :lol:

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Re: What is your square meterage?

Postby Starsky » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Two maybe three kites max.

currently two 7's and an 11, with a couple others on Kijiji/craigslist.

This sport really is full of opposites. Just yesterday after a session a guy comes up and expresses how he really needs a bigger bar at the precise moment Im groovin on my little 45cm bar thinking how much I prefer tiny little bars.


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