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Postby Hernan » Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:19 pm

What's worst to you, no wind or too much wind to kitesurf.

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Postby kpipis » Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:24 pm

Never too much..............till u get in the water :smile:

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:42 pm

Too much wind and people kitesurfing

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Postby murdoc » Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:18 pm

too much is worse.

if you're hot, you'll sit on the beach and wait for the wind to pick up or get down, anyway.
if there's too much, it's not very comfortable.
if there's no wind, you can play frisbee, check/modify your equipment and get everything ready for the moment the wind will come . . .

if there's too much, you'll rig your smallest kite and sit there, freezig and watching the windsurfers and kitesurfers that got the luxury of owning suitable equipment.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:47 pm

Murdoc....

I know that feeling.... The past couple of months or so it's been too windy for my 12m X2 and i've been after a smaller kite. I'll be getting that smaller kite soon and the strong winds here are set to continue right through the summer (at the moment we are in a very light patch).

But strong winds are great when you have the tools for the job.. :smile:

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:50 pm

The other good thing about strong winds is that there are usually less people out.... by strong I mean a solid 20 - 25 with 30 knot gusts...... I don't mean the crazy 50 knot stuff.

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Postby Hernan » Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:09 pm

When I said strong, I mean 35+. 4.0 windsurfing weather.
I have an 8 and its ok up to 30.
There is a big difference between 25 and 35.

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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:20 pm

Yep!
I hate strong wind (> 30 knots)
No fun at all, at least for my skills level and my personal risk limit.
I have an Aero1 8, and I have not enjoyed a ride with it yet (used 3 or 4 times only).
Scared in the gust and bored by working the kite in the lulls....
Phil

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:52 pm

Get the 6m or 4m AERO... use 10m lines and super small, low throw bar....

oh yes and go windsurfing... why windsurfing will NEVER die!!! Ha Ha...

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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 27, 2002 11:59 pm

You're right.
I still have my windsurf gear in the garage, ....covered of dust.
Just too lazy and not motivated anymore to bring it to the beach....
Kite is so good.
Anyway, thanks for the advice, but I hate short lines (less than 20m). When it is bloody blowing here it is always gusty. If it was a steady 25 or 30 knots I would probably not worry at all.
Phil


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