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Which size from a beginner in 12-20knots?

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:44 pm

Hi all,

after my first training week, i 'd like to buy my first kite.
I intend to use it in 12-20 knots conditions. For stronger wind, being a windsurfer as well, i 'll stick to windsurfing.
Would a 12 m be enough? (e.g the rhino2, or Aero2...)


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Postby Toby » Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:54 pm

depending on your weight.
a 12sqm kite is great for learning on, but if you are heavier than 100kgs you can even learn on a 14-16 smq kite.

there are many kites, have a look at the new Boxer from Naish, inexpensive and should cover all your needs. The Cabrinha CO2 Recon, North Toro2 , Wipika Hydro, etc


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Postby Sylt Rider » Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:38 pm

Some ideas:

- try to get an intemediate kite, not so fast and better for learning.

- no need for a new kite, last years (!) intermediates are of very good quality.

- don't get a kite to small, you are not used to meve it so much yet, get something about 14 or 15 m

- ... forget windsurfing, you will get adicted...

enjoy, Sylt Rider

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Postby psa » Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:48 pm

I (80 kg) started with naish ARX 12 m2 at winter (3 x times) and at the water I started with 17 scoop2. Everybody said that the 17 m2 kite is too big. But I would say that if you have windsurfing backround and want to learn fast you should take big enough kite. Too small kite (10-12 m2) does not fly in 12-14 knots wind and does not keep you going. I have seen sooo many beginner in problems because of too small kite. For 75 kg I would suggest also 14 m2 Gaastra GXR (same power as 17 scoop2). Listen to your kite-surfing friends for tips ! Take a short lesson if possible !

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