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zob
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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby zob » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:46 pm

One size bigger Frenzy or Manta in combination with Flow or Method is also an option. I think Flow, because of its price.

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby waynepjh » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:21 pm

[kiteforumtv]We seem to use the big kites most of the time I use a 12 or 13. Are you on skis or a board? Wayne[/kiteforumtv]

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:37 pm

Zob, I'm 85kg and I use really fat skis almost all the time. Seventy percent of the time I'm on my 12m Manta3 (although this year I will be flying the new 13m Frenzy). If your snow is deep or soft, the bigger kite is necessary to be powered.

Last weekend when the "spring-like" snow was frozen, I was out on a 10m. A couple other kiters were out on 8 and 9m kites. One guy flew a 12m. As the snow softened and could be pushed around, the 10 still worked going uphill fine but the guy on the 12m was getting more hang time going down.

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zob
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Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:43 pm
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Grado Pineta (IT), Fossalon (IT)
Style: Freeride, strapless hooked-in
Gear: FS S3 19m2 DLX
FS S3 CE 12m2 DLX
FS S4 8m2 DLX

Homemmade TTs, Alaia and kite wake skate, Naish Mutant 5´5½

MBS Pro90

Aboards Reverse 161 cm
Homemade POW SB 166 x 32,5 cm
Flow NX2 SE
Location: Iv.G.-Slovenia
Contact:

Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby zob » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:15 pm

I ride a board 165 cm (freeride). In ride in 2 very different places. The one near home has low winds and soft snow (but usually not very deep), and the other has strong winds and frozen snow.

Noah, what was the wind speed during the sessions you mentioned?

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Noahpz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:22 am

Wind speeds: 15 - 20mph

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Re: Big Horns are Covered - Get Some

Postby Windgumby » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:54 am

Veterans Day was another killer. More snow, fantastic winds, stunning sunset...


This is why I still live here! :thumb:
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