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 Post subject: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:04 am 
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Hello Folks,

I need your advise to get proper sizes of kites. I am 1.78m and 73kg(considered thin body). I will keep going to Pattaya and Hua Hin at weekends(I live in Bangkok)..

What size of 2 kites should I buy for these two region? 9 & 12 or 10 & 13 or 10 & 14. I am planing to buy Cabrinha Switchblade 2011 or 2012. I need to choose the right sizes so that I shouldnt have any probem. Thanks in advance for your valuable comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:25 pm 
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with a larger board (137-142) you'd be better served with 10, 13 combination...

and smaller board (132-137) 10, 14 combination....

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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm 
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What brands are recommended in Hua Hin and Pattaya.? I am considered as freeride kiteboarder.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:45 pm 
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I would recommend a big kite 12 or greater is good.

I would recommend a big board. The bigger the better.

I would recommend being thin and light to begin with. If you are a 60 kg guy then you can probably get away with a 10 meter on most days. I'm 85 kgs and I find it to be almost always dissappointly weak. I've stopped going there to kite. I go to play golf and if I see wind I think about kiting.

The wind is just not that strong. But I know a pro chick kiter who raves about the place because its perfect conditions for her (50-60 kg) chick to do unhooked tricks all day long.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:39 am 
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As CT says it's very light wind in Thailand. Recommend size 10 and 14 if you plan to use a twintip. If you freeride a raceboard could be an option which will give you many more days on the water.

Blue Lagoon http://www.bluelagoonpattaya.com/index.html just south of Pattaya at the same location as The View restaurant stocks Cabrinha and Airush. Come down on a weekend to check it out. The season should be good now...and would be even better if you could get some cold nights.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:30 pm 
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What do you think about SLINGSHOT for Tahiland? Someone told me that Slingshot kite are heavy and dont fly good in light wind as opposed to Cabrinha and Airush. I just wanna know what brands are good for Thailand.

OK, Cabrinha and Airush are sold mainly. What about others such as Slingshot, Ozone, Best, Wainman???


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Check with KBA schools. They usually sell Cabrinha.

I was in Pranburi-Pak Nam Pram (30 min from Hua Hin) with a 10m switchblade and was fine in November. I'm 60kg.
My 70kg friend had a 12 so I would go more with the 12.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:31 am 
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I checked all KBA schools for their stock. Also I have their price list. Strangely, they have very limited kites. That s really weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:18 am 
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Eran in Hua Hin usually has a pretty good stock of kites. He sells a whole bunch of brands but recommends Cabrinha for Thailands shitty wind.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite Size for Thailand..??? Pataya & Hua Hin
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 am 
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Get a huge kite, Thailand winds are more hot air than actual wind. i'd be buying a 17m lightwind beast like zephr from Ozone or the SS turbine (2013 not the 2011-12). And then a 12m.
If by some freak of nature they get more than 20 knots (might happen in March) then rent a smaller kite. A 17 and 12 will ensure if there is wind, you are out in it and not sat on the beach with $2000 of equipment that doesn't quite hit the mark.

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