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Kite setup fore heavy kite surfer - Which sizes?

Postby Thorbjorn » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:12 pm

Im planning to buy SS T2 kites witch sets off kites size will be good for me?

9 - 14 m²
11 - 17 m²

Wind speed 10 - 28 knots
My weight 253 lb, 115 kg

Thank you on forehand
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Postby SurfboY » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:18 pm

Hmm

I use 14 m² in 12 knots, 10m² in 16 - 20 knots and 8m² in 20 to 25 knots. But I'm like half of your weight :) (59kgs)

I would say for you ... 11m² - 17m², if you don't mind to have big kites and don't want to kite in 7 bft all the time!

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Postby Beachbum1236 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:52 pm

11 - 17 for sure. My weigh (115kg, 252) and I use about the same sizes, but I have a 13m SS Fuel 2007, 10m type wave 2, and a 17.5 SS machine. and those pretty well cover my range for any wind.
you might want to get a size in between the 11 and 17 though. it's a pretty big gap. such as a 14m?

hope that helps.. :bye:

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Postby Thorbjorn » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:16 pm

Thanks fore your advice :thumb:

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Postby flashboarder » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:20 pm

sorry guys I do not really know much about the TD2 but I am just suprised by the gap 11 - 17. Is this really okay?

TD2 11m2 for 115kg can be used in 40 knots! wouldn't 13 - 17 be a better choice?

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Postby Galeorn » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:40 pm

which are dimensions of your boards ?

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Postby Thorbjorn » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:51 pm

Board size 142x40

SS TD2 are in follow sizes 5m, 7m, 9m, 11m, 14m, 17 m

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Postby Galeorn » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:55 pm

The 11m ² will be then your wing of small time. It is true that with your gauge a 12m ² would be more advantageous. It would be necessary that you can try the 14 to see his power.


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