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tungsten222
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Which kite size?

Postby tungsten222 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:02 pm

What would you pick?

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Re: Which kite size?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:33 pm

A 10m2 SLE kite for my 73kg for above windrange, no doubt at all :thumb:

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Re: Which kite size?

Postby Windrider » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:23 am

I'd rig a 9m and go out on my directional. Might rig a 7m if I had one. Got to rig for the gusts....
172 lbs here.

Assuming that the blue line is the average, and that the red spikes are gusts...

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Re: Which kite size?

Postby Eduardo » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:17 am

agree with above.

and i'd say it also depends on what the gusts are like. some places have clean sustained gusts. you feel them building and they last long enough to send it for a big old school move. costa rica felt that way to me. huge gusts but predictable and long enough that you could complete a jump within a gust.

other places are more swirly and unpredictable and brief. especially if buildings nearby. then the gusts are less fun. for me, tricks are much harder when you have unpredictable height

either way, a 9 would easily handle it until 15:00. after that, I'd prefer a 7 with gusts in the high 30's.


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