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nikalaitzian
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Help starting glydes with foil

Postby nikalaitzian » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Hello to you all glyders

Ok i admit that cruizing with a snowkite is becoming boring since i am doing it for 2 seasons now...i am going to buy an ozone snowkite and i just need a little help about the model and the size.I am 82 kilos and i ussualy ride with 3-5 beauforts and a snowboard

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Re: Help starting glydes with foil

Postby snowflick » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:45 pm

I snowkited with foils for three years. The best glides I had were with my flysurfer speed 2 15m because it is a very wide aspect kite. The manta from ozone also had a lot of hangtime. A high aspect will give you the best upwind performances and a lot of hangtime. That is why I bought ozone edge tube kites even if I ride mostly on land. They turn faster than foils, hangtime if nice, upwind is just incredible and sooo stable compared to foils. Give it a try. My speed 2 15m is on ebay if you are interested in foils...


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