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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby meerkite » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Smallest kite = 5m bandit 4.
Most used is my 9m
But do get out on my 7 regularly.

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby Silver Fox » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:36 pm

Toby wrote:Smallest kite: Rebel 2010 14.0
Most used: Dyno 18

Sorry for that :wink:


YOU DA MAN TOBY! Go big or go home!!!!

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby susanmg » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:42 pm

Smallest I own? 5m obsession
Smallest I've ridden? 3m royal prototype and 3m best guru - bahia salinas can crank!

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:19 pm

Silver Fox wrote:
Toby wrote:Smallest kite: Rebel 2010 14.0
Most used: Dyno 18

Sorry for that :wink:


YOU DA MAN TOBY! Go big or go home!!!!


Ha haa - you are not into waveriding at all I can understand - as normally it is just the opposite regarding kitesizes, where the saying and goal is:

Go small or go home!!!!


We had a day yesterday where it was 3-4m2 winds, and my 5 was on the verge to possible, so difficult out there in the waves - but the wind sank to 40 knots and below later, and it was perfect the rest of the day with the biggest and best waves EVER seen right here at the local beach, because of the wind naturally, but also spot on direction so sideshore and clean at the pointbreak 8)


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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby bay surfer » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:53 pm

Water smallest 9m, most used 18m.
Snow smallest 4m, most used prob 20m Rhino2.

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby silversurfer_no » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00 am

Normally I try to get away with using my North Fuse quiver with the 5m2 being the smallest. It does get scary on the (rocky) beaches when launching and landing though once the wind approaches 40 knots. I also feel the kite has more lift than what is needed on the fresh days as jumping in not priority 1 when the wind peaks 40.

I also have an old Naish Cult 4,5m] that I have used when very heavy. Nice for waveriding but totally lacks jumping ability, not even enough to jump waves going out.

At the moment trying to get hold of a proper 4m2 kite or so but not easy. Seems like most kites stop at 5m2. Any suggestions are most welcome.

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby SupaEZ » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:05 pm

silversurfer_no wrote:
At the moment trying to get hold of a proper 4m2 kite or so but not easy. Seems like most kites stop at 5m2. Any suggestions are most welcome.


Consider North Evo 4m2
Wind range 24-46 knots......27.6 to 52.9 mph
Projected area 2.3 m2
Aspect ratio 5.2

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby Tone » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:15 pm

Smallest - 9m Fuel.

Largest - 15m Edge

Most used - 10m Edge

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby Geronimo79 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:42 pm

Smallest 9m Screamer/Renegade
normally ride 12m Screamer
Have an Infinity v2 for great lowend.

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Re: What's your smallest kite ?

Postby alexeyga » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:35 pm

This thread is worthless without the poster's location filled in!!!! :angryfire:


That being said, my smallest one is the 7m Renegade and I'm looking to get the 5m as well. Since about 2 years the East Coast has been getting more and more of Nuking conditions - got to be ready!


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