I'm new to the sport but fell in love with it after a few days of beginner learning classes and have planned a trip to Kenya for a few months (taking a break between jobs) to do my best to master it. It's clear that the world of kitesurfing is a little bewildering and having stumbled across the friendly forum (have ready many of the posts relating to newbies and other stuff!) I'd like to humbly ask you for your advice.
From my research it seems the Trigger 2010 is an excellent 'ambitious newbie' kite-I need a good price but also would like the performance that allows a newbie to progress quickly. I want to buy the kit here in the UK as I think it will be cheaper and I can also get better access to different brands etc.
At a guess, it seems I would be well served by a 9 & 12 m kite but I'm not sure about what bar size is good or board size. I'm 80 kg and 182 cm. I'm told the wind in Kenya will be good in September and December and weaker in October and November. I hear the Trigger kites have strong power so my idea is to use the 9m in good wind and the 12m in lighter wind. However, perhaps the 10 & 14 m would be a better combination?
If you can, please could you provide some advice on whether it should be 9 & 12 m or 10 & 14m, what board and what bar would be good? Or any other brands/packages you would recommend? I'm thinking of getting a Dakine harness as I have some of their other kit and that is excellent. Also, if you know anything about kitesurfing in Kenya your advice would be appreciated!
Thanks so much in advance!