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Postby fat blokes can fly » Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:14 am

Hi I weigh 96kgs been kitesurfing 2 1/2 years and want to know what other competent heavy weights are using (as board and kite reviews are always done by fly weights). presently using switch 180 but its too heavy to do board off tricks and airush lifts 12.2 (12-24knots) 9.4 (british weather doesn't get windy very often)

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Postby Toby » Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:18 pm

Hi, my weight is about 90 kgs.
I ride a 144 or 155 X-Shooter.
Biggest kite is X2 14 sqm. Still looking for a good bigger kite. Maybe X10 18 will be the answer. But with the 14 I get going in winds from about 13 knts steady winds while having fun.

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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:25 pm

<p align="center"><font size="4">True Fat boy's can fly</font></p>
<p align="center"><font size="4">Here you have me (Cabarete's Big Eric) with my
<b>105 kg</b> flying over the Cabarete surf.</font></p>
<p align="center"><br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.cabareteairforce.com/pictures/aaa/ericeast.jpg" width="450" height="600"></p>

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Postby EH Kiteboards » Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:36 pm

<p align="center"><b><font size="5">True Fat boy's can fly, weight is NOT a
problem</font></b></p>
<p align="center"><font size="4">I spend the whole summer on a 125cm x 30cm.<br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.cabareteairforce.com/pictures/boardbuilding/125TT/front125.jpg" width="220" height="542"></font></p>
<p align="center"> </p>
<p align="center"><font size="4">I loved the board but when I got my X2's it
became to fast<br>
I now ride a 145x32<br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.cabareteairforce.com/pictures/boardbuilding/125TT/Audrey145.jpg" width="500" height="500"></font></p>
<p align="center"> </p>
<p align="center"><font size="4">In light wind I use a 160*34 with 2.5c, rocker</font><br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.cabareteairforce.com/pictures/boardbuilding/160BoardMeasurements.gif" width="419" height="363"></p>

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Postby jever98 » Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:44 pm

I am 90kg and find that boards that a too small become hectic. Always need to be super powered to avoid sinking in lulls. My minimum size is somewhere around 144 x 37.
But it's also because I have big feedt and couldn't ride a 32 cm board like Eric

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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:32 am

I am 110kg
Gear is
Underground 6' Directional
Cabrrinha Prnakster 150
Naish ARX 7.5
Cabrinha BT9.4
Cabrinha BT15.5

I'm generally pretty sweet in any conditions using some combination of the above. Still struggle a bit in light winds, but not too bad- it's just that get up on to the plane bit- need to use longer lines on monster kite I think

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Postby shunter » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:54 am

I am about 115 kgs and use the following

12 RRD supertype 18+ knots
16 RRD suppertype 14-25 knots
19 RRD supertype 10 knots min dont know upper

all on home made boards which keep comming down in size with no noticiable lower wind range lose. Current board is 150*40*1.5 tray 3 cm constant rocker.

Boards are fast which suit the suppertypes.

cheers

shane

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Postby JMF » Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:21 am

hehe 95kg fat? if you're 2 feet tall yeah I would call that fat :grin:. I weight 97kg and use the following..............

2002 AB 11.8
2002 AB 8.4
Custom Cyclone 170 TT
140 Hyperlite Wakeboard.

More cushion for the pushin I say :grin:

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Postby jmoran » Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:52 am

I am about 95 kg.
Slingshot Fuel 2001 16mts + Slingshot LFB 185cms (Little Fat Bastard). 10-12 Knots
Naish Twin Tip 2002 176cms 12-14 knots

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Postby fat blokes can fly » Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:38 am

not to be rude, but just got in from a few beers.. blah blah. but i've been ksurfing 2 1/2 years are starting to do foot out stuff, but need lots off the english wind. so i'm hoping for advise off similiarly qaulified types ............cheeers fat pissed bloke!!


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