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 Post subject: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:13 am 
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Hello All,

I live in Dubai and am brand new to kitesurfing - having been wakeboarding for a few years now.

I'm just finishing up my beginners course and have been using the new Slingshot Key HD 13m kite, which I've found pretty userfriendly to be honest.

Looking foward to getting tips and advice from the forums :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:39 am 
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welcome! what winds strengths do you get in Dubai? Is a 13 enough?


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Hi Toby,

Light to moderate winds mostly. Most people I see out are using 13m kites, the biggest I've seen is probably 16m.

It's definitely more windy in the winter here though, which is the better season for it. Winds on average go up to about 16 knots at the moment, with the occasional blowier days.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:08 pm 
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ok, thx for the info! At least you have it warm! In Germany it has 14°C water and air...need to fly away!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:36 pm 
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14°C? Yikes! We're completely at the other end of the scale, although the sea is like soup at the moment and not particularly refreshing.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Dubai
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Yesterday in Canada eh, I rode the afternoon in 54°C air + water. 17 - 22 kts.


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