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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:11 am 
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Dax,
I was out on the 16 while smaller riders were on 18's, I handed it off to anoher rider to try, while he was out the wind came up, everyone else came in for smaller kites so I pumped the 12. Others were overpowered on 14's, they said they should have been on 10's, I was really lit on the 12 and Kyle was comforatbly riding the 16 without being at all overpowered. So basically he rode it through these others whole 18-14-10 quiver without leaving the water. That's what you want.


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My method this year has been to forego the 16m completely and use my 13m. Most of the time I don't even need a board different than my Hein 124, but sometimes I grab a skim (that's when even the guys on 20's are struggling.)

For what $1700 for that 16m bow?... I could go to SPI 3 times for that much... More offseason days, that's what I want. :thumb:


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Dax,
16-18m are the most used sizes where I live. Without a kite this size you would cut your days by about 2/3, maybe half in a good year. I'm also 200lbs+ but even the 130lb light weights have 16's that they use all the time.

Must be nice to live so close to the Gorge.


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UNSAFE wrote:
Must be nice to live so close to the Gorge.


Sure is, but Oregon Coast and the beaches I kite 1/2 the time usually average 16-18m kites as well.

Anyway... I like the 9m Crossbow, good kite. :thumb:


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I would acctually far rather kite the coast than the gorge anyway, never been down there but all the photo's i've see remind me of Tofino, BC where I learned to surf. Love the west coast, cold though.

Havn't been out on the 9 yet, 12 is nice, I think I will be really stoked with the 16 once I get the powerlock.


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