bragnouff wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:50 am
PullStrings wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:33 pm
When we put 9m2 kites on waveboards it's blowing 30 kn+.....we stay on our 17's often til 20 kn
Weird, I tend to use as small a kite as possible when riding waves on my strapless board. So 9m is from about 17kts till mid twenties, then 7m till high twenties, and 5.5 from 30 onwards.
With lots of overlap obviously.
Foiling so far is essentially for the sub 16kts. If I didn't have usable waves on my spot, I'd surely take it out in more conditions.
Really weird indeed yes
30 kn+ then we often stop, as 5 m2 is our smallest kites and too big for riding (for the average weight on a waveboard).
Yes you CAN ride, but overpowered when over 30 knots, thus no fun in the waves when you can not ride freely anymore but are restrained by the kite...
Bragnouff is spot on regarding how I think most choose their wavekites, as small as possible but sufficiently big so still easy to go upwind and power in turns and jumps.
Around 20 kn I and friends (I like to be okay powered on a waveboard) are riding 8 m2 kites, so riding a 17 m2 in these conditions sounds really odd ?
You write "we" Pullstrings, so apparently that is the way you ride at this location, and average weights
Could you send a link to some video of this ?
Would like to see how you manage to ride waves with such sizes in that much wind, it is very close to the double size of what I have seen other waveriders use in similar wind.
Meaning you use 9 m2 in over 30 knots, where we use 4.5 to 5 m2.
You still ride a 17 in 20 knots, where we max use 8-9 m2.