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Postby Guest » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:22 pm

My weight is 86 kg, I am an intermediate kite-surfer and I would like to buy this kite. I want to use this kite for light winds - 8 knots. Do you think it is a good idea? Any way, is it a good kite, how is your experience?
Thanks for any tips and recommendations.



Postby Guest » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:29 pm

no get a s-arc 1510 or a new g-arc
an f-arc 1600 is not a really light wind kite, it's a hangtime kite for heavy guys in moderate winds


Postby Guest » Sun Oct 06, 2002 3:22 am

I agree with the last post. A F-1600 just starts to get going with the lightest of riders at 8 knots.


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Postby DrLightWind » Sun Oct 06, 2002 3:27 am

How about the F-Arc 1200 I just ordered?
My weigt is 60 kg. What is the minimum wind I will be able to plain with a floaty directional?
Also what is the optimal length of depower strap and chicken loop is required to ride comfortable in all conditions?

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Sun Oct 06, 2002 4:25 am

For the ARC, its best to setup your lines so you can depower the kite sufficiently, power the kite up, stall it, and fly it backwards.

Check the ARC areas:


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Postby F12-Flyer » Sun Oct 06, 2002 11:54 am

I'm 68 kilos and have an f12 and would say around 13-14 knots would be about as low as it will go with a big directional. I ride a 135 ply and fine 15 will just get me going and feel really good at around 24. Although Ive only been out a few times I know I can get better bottom end and top end.

The trick is dive the kite hard and go with it downwind a bit to build up some speed then just edge upwind and the kite should generate enough apparent wind to keep you going.

But whos cares about just going I want to fly baby YEEEE HHHHAAAAA

Give it ago in 20 knots and see how you go. :smile:


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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:40 pm

Hey Rod,

I'm 85kgs and I get going fine in 14-15kts on the F14 with my Jarvis 157. But I gotta work it a bit more, I'm sure. The nice thing about the F is that even though you work it, it still loves going upwind!


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