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first kite to 52Kg.

Postby javieralejandro » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi guys!!

I`m confused!

There're wind ranges tables to riders with weight 75 Kg but there aren't tables to riders with 50 Kg. Well, never I didn't see it. I weigh 75 Kg and my wife 52 kg. She needs twos kites and I don't know that I should buy.

She weighs 52 kg and the ranges of the wind are 12 – 25 knots. I was thinking to buy a North Rebel kite 2012 – 8 m2 or a F-one kite 2012 - 8 m2 to use in winds between 12 and 20 knots; and North Rebel kite 2012 – 5 m2 or F-one 2012 - 5 m2 to use in winds between 20 knots and 30 knots.

What are you opinion about it?

Can you help?

Thanks

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby BWD » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:54 pm

Sounds like you have the right idea about size. Two other ideas:
Let her choose her brand
...and/or stay all with same brand for compatibility!

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby dyyylan » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:38 pm

I don't think an 8m would cut it in 12 knots, but a 10m would probably be good. A friend of mine is about that same weight and he rides a 10m as his main kite up to about 18 knots, and then drops down to a 6 or 7, I can't remember which. Both switchblades.

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby edt » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:39 pm

while force of wind scales to kite size as a square the size of kite in terms of weight is linear.

figure out what size kite you will need, for instance suppose you figure out you at 75kg need a 12m kite, then at 50kg she'll need a 50/75 * 12 = 8 meters.

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby DrLightWind » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Don't believe anything what you hear because she needs to try it,
what she likes :!:
The reason I'm saying because she might need a more expensive kite to be comfortable,
with a higher range to handle the gust and when the Wind Picks Up with a Low Bar Pressure.
But to help you generally you'll find that, with high aspect ratio good upwind kites.
I would say a good 8 - 11m size would be OK if you your spot have the wind for her to start out.
Don't Compromise and buy into some fancy new product what is not reviewed by none bios flyers :nono:
Good luck finding the right one,

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby tony montana » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:14 pm

If experienced north rebel.or fone great kites,and sizes for your wind range,if not maybe better off with 10 meter and 8 like neo,stable and forgiving,i find low end grunt good for beginner,hope this helps,TONY

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:50 pm

javieralejandro wrote:Hi guys!!

I`m confused!

There're wind ranges tables to riders with weight 75 Kg but there aren't tables to riders with 50 Kg. Well, never I didn't see it. I weigh 75 Kg and my wife 52 kg. She needs twos kites and I don't know that I should buy.


What are you opinion about it?

Can you help?

Thanks


Better half and i are same weight as you two
For that wind range we use 3 Rebels
In 12-18kn i use the 12m2 and she uses the 10m2
In 18kn-25kn i use the 10m2 and she uses the 8m2

If wind higher 25-30kn i like to be on the 8m2 and she has a 6m2
If wind higher 30-35kn i like to be on the 6m2 and she has a 5m2

Rebels have lots of depower with short bar trow which is ideal for lighter riders with shorter arms
I drop the depower cleat 3 inches to suit her arms length on 10-8-6-5 (i even use it like that for me)
Each of our kites have own bar and lines always attached
It does cost more but makes it easier for the both of us

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby KiteloopKip » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:38 pm

For that wind range, and that weight, you will not need a very large kite. I would recommend the Best Kahoona 9 meter kite. It is powerful enough for beginners, but not too powerful. It relaunches amazingly, even in light wind, so it sounds like the perfect kite for your condition.

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby The Captain » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 am

Just remember that a lightweight rider will be using any sized kite in lighter winds than the 'typical' 75kg rider.

My point is that you should consider a kite of light weight, as it will be used in lighter winds than what it was designed for. An 8m would be good if it were bomb proof for a typical rider, but she is going to want it to launch and fly in what most would consider 12m winds.

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Re: first kite to 52Kg.

Postby DirkGently » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:57 pm

Pics of your wife might help.

Just extend your own quiver down a size or two, and she can ride whatever you're not riding. At the point where the wind is nuking and you want to be on your smallest kite she can go make you a sandwich.


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