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Postby EricS » Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:56 pm

What sizes should I get, coming from 10+ years of windsurfing. I have tried a training kite, weight 200lbs., and am an aggressive windsurfer who usually rigs big. I was told get a 10 and a 16. That would be for a Naish Aero. Thanks.

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Postby Dwight » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:48 pm

16, that's an easy question, forget about the 10. Buy one kite.

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Postby EricS » Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:02 pm

I live on Nantucket and it is a fairly windy place. Although, I expect that I will still windsurf when it gets really windy. At least for now ! Sounds like I should get the 16, even so.

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Postby Toby » Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:58 pm

16 and 10,is a good solution.
remember, being a beginner it is not wise to start with 16 sqm. Just imagine you have to relaunch the 16 many times before you can handle it. You'll be better of with a smaller kite, and when you can handle it, use the 16. When you have stronger winds you can still fly your 10.0, so you don't waste $$$.

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Postby cglazier » Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:17 pm

I agree with Toby. You should start with a 10 which is a good size for you to begin. Then keep it as your high wind kite. Add a 16 and then you are covered for most wind conditions.

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