I want to change my AB 11.8 for an X2.
I have the X2 20 and found it very light and fast, so I want the same feeling at the smaller size. Should I go for a 14 or 16?
I am 78kg (170lbs?) and want the kite for 13-18 KT
My other kite is AB 8.4 (15-23KT) and I like it very much, but who knows?, a X2 10 could be a good replacement.
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:00 am Posts: 2185 Location: Spain/Italy
Hi Hernan, don't know about the smaller ones but a mate of mine (70 kgs) has the 16m and can stay even in 7-8 knots on his 147 x 45 lightwind killer and uses it from 10-18 with a smaller board.
Even if you do weigh 8 ks more than him maybe the 16m will be a bit close to your 20m
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 1:00 am Posts: 365 Location: Pacific Coast, USA
Get the 14 because its faster and has about the same low end as the 16. The 14 will allow you to move the kite faster in marginal wind and therefore generate more power. I'm heavier than you and still prefer the 14 in that wind range because it flies better. Best of luck
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