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Postby Blow Me » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:03 am

Just Wondering How Much You Weigh, and What Kind/Size Board You Ride?

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:29 am

Hi Blow me,

I weigh 120 lb. and I use an RRD twin tip, the "TT Assy b-d 150" bidirectional ride on the winward rail, flotation and round edge on the opposite rail.

What about you?

Good Winds,

Tai

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Postby xid3d » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:37 am

100KG, 16.4 AB, 10-15mph 8ft converted sailboard with 3fins. In 15-22mph, 2m Gorge Animal, get about 3 sec air and land on plane.

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yah, what about you? :smile:

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:39 am

Too much in lightwind, not enough in strongwind.
OJ

75 ks, 210x50 directional,
170x40 + 140x38 TTs

Hi Guy, If you're a heaviweight I'd say start on a bigger board, around 170/180x40 or bigger even, a bigger directional will get you going straight away in 10-12 knots with a big kite, you'll need a lot more power to get going on a smaller board which isn't the best way to start, imo.

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Postby Blow Me » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:39 am

Hi Guys.

I haven't bought my board yet, thats why I was wondering. :smile:

I'm about 215-220lb. I'm thinking about getting a Airush, Switch 156. Is this going to be to small for my Weight? How much Wind Will I Need to Get Going?

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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:41 am

I weigh 85 kg, plus equipment and water. I use a Loose Ax 160 and it is great from around 8 knots(with my warrior 9.3 which is now sold), i haven't tried my psycho yet. For higher winds(20 knots plus), i have a Loose EX 138 which is very nice.
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Postby Taina Kite » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:52 am

Hi Blow me,

I weigh 120 lb. and I use an RRD twin tip, the "TT Assy b-d 150" bidirectional ride on the winward rail, flotation and round edge on the opposite rail.

What about you?

Good Winds,

Tai

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Postby Blow Me » Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:58 am

ThanX Jo.

Yeah, I'm 6'4", 215-220ish. I know that the Learning Curve will be much Steeper with going with the smaller board first, but if I got the time to put a week, (probably more) or so into it, is it better to just straight to the smaller board?

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Oct 29, 2002 7:23 am

Hi Guy,
Depends what sort of wind conditions you'll have that week, any idea?. It's easier to control the kite if you're underpowered, easier to go upwind once you can control the power of the kite and are well powered.
If you're going out in mainly stronger wind i'd say get a smaller board, lighter wind, bigger board. If you weigh a lot a smaller board will let you hold enourmous amounts of power which ain't exactly what you're looking for at the beginning.
In any case the smaller the board you use, the bigger a kite you'll need to get it going.
You'll have a much easier time with a bigger board and smaller kite, then later you can get a bigger kite and smaller board and use the bigger board with the big kite for light wind if you want and a smaller board with the smaller kite for stronger wind.
I wouldn't say starting of in strong wind with a big kite and small board is a good idea but it also depends how adventurous you are.
For example if you weigh twice as much as Tania, you'll have to use about twice as much kite to be powered enough to use her board or similar, in the same wind conditions.

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Postby Blow Me » Tue Oct 29, 2002 8:20 am

ThanX Jo. Very Informative, as Always. I think I'm Gonna be in for a Ride.

...still Interested in Hearing What Peoples Weights, and Boards are Though!

Please Continue...:smile:

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