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Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:30 pm

So, I need to limit myself to 32 kg, and just used a scale for separate parts.
Thought it might be of interest.

I measured two Cabrinha secret weapon boards and got a difference of 300 g - one weighed 4,4, the other 4,7 kg.

Here you go:

North team 160 5,5 kg
Manera Exo harness and North leash: 2,1 kg
Core bar: 1 kg
North bar: assumed 1 kg
Rebel 12: 4,2 kg
Core XR5 10: 3,8 kg
Core XR5 7: 3,0 kg
WMFG 1.0 R: 1 kg
F-One Trax hrd TT with bindings and fins: 4,4 kg
Cabrinha Secret weapon 5’2 with fins 4,4 kg

Adds up to below 31 kg.

What I found interesting was weighing a Core and a North kitebag, which weigh about 1 kg each, meaning you will save weight by not taking your kitebags.

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby jeromeL » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 pm

nice lol

One thing to consider is that some kite luggage bag (to transport everything not single kite bag) are heavier than others too, if you want to optimize even more take a kite bag without wheels.

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm

jeromeL wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 pm
nice lol

One thing to consider is that some kite luggage bag (to transport everything not single kite bag) are heavier than others too, if you want to optimize even more take a kite bag without wheels.
There are some distances to cover though, could be a huge pain without wheels.

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby Afoul » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:33 pm

BernieTomic1 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:30 pm
What I found interesting was weighing a Core and a North kitebag, which weigh about 1 kg each, meaning you will save weight by not taking your kitebags.
I pack my kites in these compression bags from Ride Engine when traveling with my big travel bag. Haven't put them on a scale, but it's practically nothing. They have a set of straps on each side of the bag (so 4 total) and a single shoulder strap. I've used the compression straps to secure my pump and bar (like normal big kite bags do) when I venture out from the main spot where I'm staying when traveling. But it takes some effort to get the kite packed back down enough to get it back in after a session, so it's not as convenient as a normal kite bag. But it can be done.

http://www.rideengine.com/GEAR/TravelBa ... Bag_2.html

Before I got these compression bags I use to use sail-ties. They work too, and also weigh nothing.

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby Eduardo » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:41 pm

that's cutting it close - don't forget that on the way back you might not have time to fully dry everything and some extra sand can easily sneak in...

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby jeromeL » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:22 am

BernieTomic1 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm
jeromeL wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:40 pm
nice lol

One thing to consider is that some kite luggage bag (to transport everything not single kite bag) are heavier than others too, if you want to optimize even more take a kite bag without wheels.
There are some distances to cover though, could be a huge pain without wheels.
True, travelling can be pretty tiring with my bag, doesn't have a shoulder strap and being oversized it's a bit hard to carry.
I'll probably get wheel for my next bag haha.

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby deniska » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:33 am

For my trip to Mexico, I packed

Nobile Zen (board/foil)
Nobile 132 split
straps/thins for both boards
17m Zephyr/pump/bar (no bag)
Mystic harness

It all ended up as 50 pounds with Nobile travel bag, checked in as regular luggage

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Re: Kite equipment, weight (scale results for a trip)

Postby nothing2seehere » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:43 am

Interesting. My last trip was all in at 21 kg. 2 kites and 1 board though, so a bit less stuff. I did a practice pack of a foil instead of the board and got about 23kg with 1 kite and convertible foil board. Forecast freshened up though so I took the twin tip instead.

I'm sure when I measured my North quad bar it was about 1.7kg.

The wheels are removable on some kitebags so its possible to save about a kilo by putting them in hand luggage/someone elses bag.


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