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popeye
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Postby popeye » Wed Apr 10, 2002 9:42 am

I'm french so my english is not really good... sorry
Is it possible to know all the sizes of the kite and for whith knots you can use this kite for Naish ARX and Naish Aero.
Thanks a lot.

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 11, 2002 12:17 am

tell us a litte bit more about you:
your weight, board size, ability
and we will try to tell you which kite you can use in the according wind ranges.

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PS: don't worry about your english, we will understand everything! :smile:

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Postby popeye » Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:57 am

I have a Twin tip Fone 174, a surf for kite decatlon 200 and a kite ARX 11.5
Now i want to have a new kite maybe aero smaler or bigger than ARX 11.5
My weight is 66 kg
I think i want to take a smaler kite but i'm not sure.What' s your advice?
And what is the best size?

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 11, 2002 11:01 am

at which windspeed does your ARX 11.5 start?
many guys use a 3 kite setup like this one:
8-12-16 sqm surface area.
I use ARX 7.5-11.5-15.5
With your weight and size of board you could start early with a 16 sqm kite. Like 8-10 knts.
With this setup you could ride from 3.5 - 7/8 Beaufort, also depending on your skills.
I heard the Aero 8 is good and the Rhino 16, which have good handling.
But there are many good kites out there.

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Postby popeye » Thu Apr 11, 2002 1:15 pm

i start aproximatly, with ARX 11.5,at 3.5 beaufort and i finish at 5.5 beaufort.
So if i take aero 8 for whitch beaufort can i use?
Do you think that could buy a 8 sqm or a 16 sqm surface area?

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Postby Toby » Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:12 am

at which windspeed do you have fun with your 11.5? I would guess at higher 4 Beaufort, or?
Below that you can have good fun with a 16 sqm. The Aero 8 you can fly from 5-7/8.
Don't forget you will be better every day you are out on the water.
At the begining I used my 11.5 in 34, then after some weeks from 4-5. Last year from 5-6 and now I can fly it up to 7.5 Beaufort.
Your technique will be better and the boards are getting shorter. This way you can hold the pressure. If you can, get both kites. If not, think about which are the main windspeeds you are riding in?
Do you have more high winds, get a 8 sqm, do you have more lighter winds, get a 16 sqm.

I hope that helped.

Toby


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