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Paracas & Mancora - quiver advice

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:39 pm
by Tiago1973
Hi
I´m heading to Peru first week of December, Paracas and then Mancora. Would like to get an advise on my quiver: I´m planning to go w/ Flexi Ion4 - 7m and 12.5m w/ 20m+extension lines, riding TT, weight 75 Kg.

Do u reckon this to be an appropriate quiver for the local conditions?

Thanks
tiago

Re: Paracas & Mancora - quiver advice

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:09 pm
by Shmed
I was in Mancora/Paracas two Decembers ago and was fine with a 12 and 8m OR Rise, I'm 90kg. That sounds like a 2 kite spread that will cover what you need.

If you had a choice, I would consider going to Mancora first, then Paracas. I was in Mancora first week of Dec and people down there considered it right at the end of their windy season. I think I kited 3 of 6 days or something like that. On the other hand, December was considered right in the middle of the Paracas season, so it would work well later in the month.

Re: Paracas & Mancora - quiver advice

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:43 pm
by Tiago1973
ok, thanks, i was even considering buying a 10m.... i guess will have to get a different excuse! :lol:

Re: Paracas & Mancora - quiver advice

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:36 pm
by Shmed
Well, to be clear, 5.5m is a big spread between kite sizes, and depending on where you live, 10M may be your most used kite if you owned it!

But I was thinking in terms of travel-- if you had to travel, 2 kites is better than 3, and your 2 kites would definitely cover your whole range. But you may be happier with a 10M and a 7M, and just use a surfboard or bigger board to cover lighter days.