skyseer wrote:my upper limit (im 72kgs)seems to be 16-17knots (max depower)
the FS official upper limit for the Speed17 is 24 knots !!
Doesn't help.Gusty as hell
mark van haze wrote:i had one shit day, gusty as hell (a stormfront passed by so we got wind). I was on my small board loose, heavy drug and my upper limit (im 72kgs)seems to be 16-17knots (max depower).
8-16kts is a pretty wide range for such a big kite - I don't think there's any other kite on the market that can match that. It's not as much as I had hoped, but seems a bit more realistic
skyseer wrote:8-16kts is a pretty wide range for such a big kite - I don't think there's any other kite on the market that can match that. It's not as much as I had hoped, but seems a bit more realistic
the range would be fine if you compare it with tubes, I know.
What I don't like are unrealistic claims.
I could actually hold my Titan15.5 up to 24 Kn. (official top end) in gusts (84 kg), and I am a beginner and had no real highwind board. The declared low end, on the other side, was ridiculous: 6 knots !!! (normal powered).
Mark van Haze is what you would call a very good rider. If he feels overpowered in 17 knots then the 24 knots claim is BS at Best level.
skyseer wrote:Again, thanks Mark for the unbiased and hypefree reviews
looking forward to your first impressions with the 17. When it is supposed to arrive
Even so, I think the reality still beats any LEI - although I would prefer to see somewhat more accurate numbers on the website.
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