The Captain wrote:Now is a great time. New bar, CE. All good. Could be quite a while until something new comes out because FS has stated they will not release a new model unless it is a significant improvement over previous models. That is why their kites are not updated annually, like most other brands.
And if later next year a new model comes out, you can always sell for what will surely be a good price, and upgrade.
I am thinking of getting a speed 3, and just wanted to know peoples opinions on what size would be good. My other kites are a 5m and a 9m so it would be a light wind kite, but I would like to be able to use it in higher winds too. I weigh 100 lbs (still growing) and would be using it on snow as well as water. Most of the time I would be on large inland lakes. It seems like it has a very large wind range so it would be nice if it could be my go-to kite in most conditions.
Regarding comparrisons with a LEI it's not as straight forward as you might expect.
With a surfboard the 12m Speed is equivalent to a 12m LEI give or take a bit.
With a less efficient twin tip (not a light wind door) the Speed will give you a bit more.
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