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sizes of kites and restrictions ?

Postby Tone » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:47 am

I am taking up racing this year, coming from a windsurf and dingy racing background I am looking forward to it!

Currently, are there any limits on kite and board size?

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Re: sizes of kites and restrictions ?

Postby kitecozumel » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Not yet.....

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Re: sizes of kites and restrictions ?

Postby Kite Rider » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Not yet???

From http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/manuals/Championship%20Rules%202011%20-%20Course%20Racing.pdf :

Equipment needs to be registered through the IKA registration scheme and be listed on the
IKA official production equipment list. They shall use the following box rule:

a. Max length: 1900mm
b. Max width: 700mm
c. Minimum weight: 4 kg for directional boards
d. Number of Fins / Retractable Fins: no restriction
e. Max Fin depth: 500mm
f. Max Kite area: 19sqm
g. Max number of boards to be registered per event: 1
h. Max number of kites to be registered per event: 3
i. Minimum number of similar boards produced to be considered production: 50

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Re: sizes of kites and restrictions ?

Postby kitecozumel » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:45 pm

OK, IKA, PKRA, etc.
Wait untill it becomes Olympic and then you'll have lots of restrictions to very much "one brand" only :allbegood:

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Re: sizes of kites and restrictions ?

Postby Kite Rider » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:06 pm

You are probably right about the Olympics ... if things ever get there.

About the IKA box rules, many, if not all international competition will allow for custom (non-production) boards and have a separate class for them. That is true at least for this (2011) year. The IKA has published a short Q&A article about it: "Production Division" and "Open Division" Ranking.

Norm


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