[quote="Dingoman"]moreover, overall impressions on the Blade?
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I think what this person is saying on that website Dingoman if pretty spot on if you take into consideration he is in love with Blades!
The sizes of kite you mention are a bit small, the 4.9 would be most peoples smallest blade, a better quiver for you would be the 4.9 and 6.4
I do not want to comment on the wind range of the arc kites, as so much depends on the skill of the rider in tuning their arc, and how good they are at edging as most of the depower you get from an arc comes from edging hard and forcing the kite to the edge.
Inflatables do this better, but if you get used to arcs, and are prepared to learn how to get the most from them, then you will be just as happy with them.
Biggest hassle for begginers is not having the kite skills to fly the blades without crashing them, with an arc or inflato most times you will be able to re-launch, provided you have practised that first!
Get back to me direct if you want detailed info on Blades, or prices.