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Postby kiteboarder1020 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:32 pm

what would be most suitable for light wind?
1)SS turbo desiel 16m
2)SS machine 17.5m
3)SS octane 16m

me and my father (who is looking to learn) will be using, the kite we curnetly have 12m octane and are looking for a light wind kite that is good for a begginer, looking to just freeride (my father)
we currently have a cabrinha custom 138 and i weigh 160 my father weighs not to sure ill say 240 we will be riding on lake michagan in summer and south florida rest of the year.

thank u for all comments! :bye:

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Postby panchito » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:13 pm

TD 16

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Postby fat blokes can fly » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:36 pm

Save yourself a wad of cash and go for the best waroo range.
Also come in sizes 3m 5m 7m 9m 12m 14m 16m & 20m

Check them out http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/s.nl/sc ... /id.740/.f

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Postby screven » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:20 pm

All great kites but I think the Speed 17 (or 13 if your light) will pretty much outclass all these kites in the really light 10mph stuff but you will be trading a pump for bridles. (Their not as scary as they look!) I use a modified Blade 10.5 for really light wind and love it but it's not water relauchable and maybe not good for beginners on this count.

Actually the board will have the biggest effect on light wind performance assuming you have a fairly large kite. I see lots and lots of people struggling in light wind with huge kites because they are on boards with lots of rocker. If you need light wind performance get a flat board with some flex. In my experience plywood works best for this if the right wood is used and you can make one for $50. If you just can't wait to spend money, The Flydoor, Speen Session 141, and Glide have also been well reviewed for light wind and they also have very flat profiles.

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Postby windyboy » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:56 pm

I'll see you riding because I live in chicago. Just to tell you bring very light wind kites like the speed because in the summar we only get on windy day a week and if that.

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Postby kiteboarder1020 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:58 am

yea i have a summer cottage near new buffolo mich

and out of the 3 kites i have said above which has the best lowend?
i am a sole slingshot rider sorry "pimps" no converting :lol:

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Postby windyboy » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:19 am

Dude I'm a F-one pimp All my kites are F-one mach3 exept a machine :lol:. My quiver for the summar is a machine for my dad and 16m f-one mach3. rarly I will use my 12m M3 like only twice or 3 times a summar so leave the 9-14m at home. Good luck with the wind. :thumb:

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Postby Noabacca » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:00 am

Don't leave any of your gear at home!

I weigh the exact same as you, 1020
I rode my 13M Yarga the majority of last summer, way more than my bigger sizes.
i am a sole slingshot rider sorry "pimps" no converting
That's sad

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Postby D_Clark » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:02 pm

I would recomend the TD 16 just because of the range it will give you. The machines will get going sooner but they aren't for beginners. You need to work the oneline to make it work to its full potential.

The octane will have a lot less power than the machine, but again thats a intermiate to prolevel kite and its too much kite for a newbie.

Get a big flat board to get the low wind performance before you go with a XL kite.

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Postby jasevinda » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:16 pm

I haver the 16m Octane myself

BUT I am only 64kg (146) If i was looking for somin for you and your dad to share then either a normal board + a bigger board (Glide maybe) for your dad and the Octane

or I think you'd be bettter with the 17.5

I am not so keen on the Big Bows they dont do it for me.

I can get going in a knat's fart with a 17.5 Machine

HAHAHA I got a 20.5m to test this weekend


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