On 2002-11-11 13:24, shunter wrote:
Now to disagree High aspect kites will work for heavier guys Dwight you just need to learn kite skills and not rely on grunt to get you thru. I suppose I am lucky but I live in a place far far way where the sun shines all day and the wind blows 17+ knots every day and the beaches are uncrowded and the chicks and guys if ya bat that way sun bath nudeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ ah no thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lasts nights dream
Any way I fly one of the before mentioned Ã¢â‚¬Å“ stay clear off if you are big and fat Ã¢â‚¬Å“ kites and luv the extra hang and speed of turning I get from it. My kiting has improved heaps. But we do get good wind.
You miss understood the intent of my "kites to stay clear of" list. I fly high aspect kites too. I was only trying to point out kites that are popular with light weights because they turn really fast and race to the edge really fast. Many high aspect kites do not do any of those things. Most heavy dudes don't like the 9.4 (12 flat or there about) Lift for expample. I believe Callum is an ex-Lift user and heavy dude. We have others like him locally. Sure there are exceptions to everything, but I think my advice is probably what more heavy people would think, than not think. The Supertype is just like the Lift. Our local dude who weighs 120 lbs thinks it's the bomb. To me it flys like it's on acid. Now we can sling mud all day and you can say I need more kite skill to master the supertype, or we can cut the bull shit and give good advice for a heavy guy.
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