Re: light wind kite size
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:30 am
Dear Tien,Tien wrote:Hi,
I have a kite size problem related to my weight!
I'm not sure which kite size to get for my 64 kilos for light wind(5 to 8 knt condition),
I'm not sure if its adecuate for me an 18 or a 16 rrd addiction!
Could you kite races give me a bit of help?
First to answer your question with a question, are you planning to go into racing or free race cruising?
64 kg, if you are serious about the 5 knots....not a lot of kites will stay in the air, the only one l can think of is a Flysurfer 21m...not only to stay hanging in the air, but also to have a ''chance'' to restart it from the water.
I myself have 80 kg, have a semi raceboard( sector 60) and my biggest kite is a 14m, which gets me going in about at minimum 8 knts with a very sensitive hand.
A 14m SWITCHKITES NITRO would be more than enough for you.
If you can live with going out in 7 knots have a look at the Switchkites NITRO 16
The price , quality,performances are right, you will have a lot of Fun, but not in 5 knots...not one tubekite will deliver this (the fun l mean)
All the other brands will have a very high price, for a narrow field, ever had a 19/18 m tubekite in your hand? Not to mention the pumping?
If you are not into racing, do not kill yourself, with 18/19m tubekites, if you persist in 5knots...flysurfer 21m but never forhet at 64kg and a raceboard the fun will Be over in no time once the wind picks up a few knots.
Hope this helps a bit
Having a look here...will never hurt: http://switchkites.com/products/kites/nitro2.html