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Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby perroloco » Thu May 08, 2008 3:47 am

Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light winds? I weigh 170 lbs and get 12 knots average and ocasionaly up to 15 knots. The board is 143 X 48

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Re: Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby BJkitesurf » Thu May 08, 2008 2:26 pm

what size of kite do u ride in light wind condition ?

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Re: Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby thebroz » Thu May 08, 2008 2:59 pm

can't be too big for upwind, can be too big for higher winds though. I have the 666 139x44 I weigh 225lbs this is an upwind machine. It is a bit much when it blows over 20mph, then I get on a smaller board.

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Re: Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby BiteMe » Fri May 09, 2008 5:26 am

No, you'll be fine with that board, but you can probably ride the 139 just as well in those conditions

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Re: Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby phlow » Sat May 10, 2008 5:11 pm

i am 2 bills and smoke upwind in 12 - 13kts on a 666 132 and a '08 rebel 14 they will point if you let them build up some board wpeed.

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Re: Is nobile 666 to big for upwind in light wind for 170lb man?

Postby kitemania » Sat May 10, 2008 6:33 pm

I ride su-2 Big Foot for upwind, really nice board, very light and plains early and cuts really good 135/45

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