Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:00 am Posts: 139 Location: Saint John, NB Canada
I have been kiteskiing for 5 yrs...I have no snowboard experience but bought one at last seasons end...I know i need more kite to snowboard but was wondering what size...I weigh 135-140 and lets say a 15 mph wind...Thanks
For me at 185 pounds on good snow in around 12-20mph:
6.5 to 7.5 for a high performance 2-line foil (or a 4-line buggy foil rigged 2-line on a bar)
9.5 for a flysurfer-type sheetable foil
12 for an LEI (or maybe for an arc)
Go a little smaller since you weigh less, a bit smaller still if you are riding on hardpack. Make sure you wax your board, otherwise it will be really slow and will stick when you try to carve a turn.
If you are used to using handles for skiing, try using a bar for better control of a kite with more power. It will keep the kite more stable, let you fly it easily with one hand and also let go completely for a few seconds while you put your bindings on.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum