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Postby madcowboy » Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:53 pm

Hi folks,
I'm 92 kg (200 lbs more or less) could anybody tell me which is its wind range?

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Postby madcowboy » Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:54 pm

I forgot to say the size....I'm speaking about Areo II 18.

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Postby WILCO » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:27 pm

you're going for the 13sec's hangtime huh :wink: Just kiddin. :thumb:

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Postby ROLAVI » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:30 pm

I weigh 230Lbs and have the Aero2 18 as my biggest kite. I surf
4'7"x 17" thin twin tip. It is a good set up for me in 12kts and 18kts. I've thought about a bigger kite (20 Aero2) for the days when my light weight friends get going earlier. If you weigh less and/or have a bigger board you should do okay with this kite in light wind.

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areo II 18 range

Postby ctkiteboarding » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:36 pm

im 175lbs and sail an areo II 18 as my main kite, id say for me it starts at around 14 mph and i can hold it up to about 19 to 21 mph thats riding a wt 137
it kinda slogs at 13 ,14 mph , at around 15mph it gets fun and i like 18mph myself anything over 20 i go to a x2 14
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Postby vide » Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:55 am

Thats strange... Sounds like it has a similar wind range to the Rhino II 14. I would have thought it has more pull since it is much bigger size, but similar foil and aspect etc.

Everyone's idea of wind strength differs, so keep this in mind.

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Postby vide » Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:02 am

I just noticed the WT 137 in the3 post above. This is a relatively high wind board so it needs pull. Now that makes sense... Keep in mind board width and rocker will change the power required for a kite big time.

I ride a Stonker 137 and Mutant 4'7 and both of these get up quickly due to their concave, width and flattish rocker. As a result they get overpowered more quickly than a board with more rocker... Anyway - you can get upwind with a 10m kite in 10 knots with a big fat 7' directional so qualifying the board and wind speed is very important when talking kite range. Making comparisons to others kites is a good way.


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