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Postby SKIBUMNCO » Wed Mar 06, 2002 9:57 pm

OK IF A WHIPIKA 11.0 IS SAY THE SAME AS A NAISH 13.5.. BUT A SLINGSHOT 7.8 CAN EQUAL WHIPIKAS 11.0???
OK... IM BUYING A AIRBLAST 11.8.. HOWEVER IM STILL LOOKING FOR USED KITES.. IM IN DENVER CO. AND WONT A LARGER KITE & A SMALL KITE.. IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE A WHIPIKA.. I PERFER NAISH OR SLINGSHOT OR POSS OTHER? BUT HAVE NO IDEA IN GENERAL THE SIZE CHANGES ETC. IS THERE A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB OR WHAT ?
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Postby enzo » Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:51 pm

Check out this kite size comparison table thru this link. The table does not have a column for naish kites but you can use the Slingshot one (their measures match well the naish ones). Also read the notes since kite sizes is something that varies quite a bit depending on several factors but I'm sure this is fairly accurate for general purposes, it should help you out quite a bit I'm sure ...sorry don't know how to load pictures on here so here goes the link:

http://www.tristatekites.com/cgi-bin/pr ... &noPrice=1

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Postby SKIBUMNCO » Wed Mar 06, 2002 11:17 pm

HEY RIGHT ON.. ENZO... YOUR THE BEST THATS WHAT I NEEDED.. NOW CAN HUNT FOR NEW USED KITE'S... AGAIN THANKS THE ROOKIE

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Postby Toby » Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:24 am

there is one factor you can use. this factor is 1.36 which is the difference between projected and surface area.
e.g. Wipika Airblast 10.0 has 13.6 surface area.
Following companies use projected area:
Wipika, Cabrinha and Takoon.
all their sizes times 1.36 and you have the comparable size of other producers.

for the most companies you can see their sizes and the surface area at http://www.kiteproshop.com

This means if you are looking at the Airbalst 11.8 it has 16 sqm surface area.
this is quiet big to start with.
If you want two kites, a very good combination would be:
9-10 and 13-15 sqm surface area.
The Naish ARX 9.5 and 13.5 would work well together.
Or you go for three kites:
7.5 - 11.5 - 15.5
that's what I use. But also depending on your weight, board and winds.

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Postby SKIBUMNCO » Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:58 am

HEY TOBY THANKS.. I SEE I MADE A MISTAKE THE AIRBLAST IM GETTING IS 8.4... SEE MISUNDERSTOOD IS ALMOST EQUAL TO 11.8..
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Postby Toby » Thu Mar 07, 2002 8:57 am

ok, 8.4=11.4 surface area.
this is the perfect first kite size.
and the safety system from Wipika works.
If you get it for a good price, go for it.

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Postby enzo » Fri Mar 08, 2002 10:10 pm

Mr Bum,
if the AB 8.6 is what you can check for prices in the same location/web site...you may get a good deal
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Postby I1 » Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:55 am

Kite Sizing
Size (meter2)
Actual Area Aspect Ratio
(AR = Span2 / Area)
6m =5.1
9m =5.5
12m =5.8
16m =6.0
21m =6.0

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Postby I1 » Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:57 am

On 2002-03-24 02:55, I1 wrote:
Kite Sizing
Size (meter2)
Actual Area Aspect Ratio
(AR = Span2 / Area)
6m =5.1
9m =5.5
12m =5.8
16m =6.0
21m =6.0


sorry didnt work the way it was supposed to


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