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ac17
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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby ac17 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:31 am

Summer is good here (20-25), but that's still another 6mths away....

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby edt » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:45 am

ac17 wrote:Summer is good here (20-25), but that's still another 6mths away....


now you're talking that's perfect

ac17
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Looking for a bigger kite - possibly 2013 Lithium 10m, and/or 2013 Ozone Zephyr 17m

Weight: 66kg, height: 164cm
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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby ac17 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:08 am

I guess I'm wondering what to do until then.... (hence my thought to buy a massive kite - a 17m ozone Zephyr).
But it sounds like even if 15 knots, it still wont be windy enough to boost huge...?

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby edt » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:28 am

cant jump without wind no matter how big your kite is

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:56 am

I can do many tricks in 15 knots.
17 sounds good, but I don't know how good it jumps and hangs.
20-25 will be flying if you can handle the power.
Smaller board needed!

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:11 am

ac17 wrote:I guess I'm wondering what to do until then.... (hence my thought to buy a massive kite - a 17m ozone Zephyr).
But it sounds like even if 15 knots, it still wont be windy enough to boost huge...?

Was out in that today... good time to practice rotations and silly things without fear of being punished. Much.

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:14 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
ac17 wrote:I guess I'm wondering what to do until then.... (hence my thought to buy a massive kite - a 17m ozone Zephyr).
But it sounds like even if 15 knots, it still wont be windy enough to boost huge...?

Was out in that today... good time to practice rotations and silly things without fear of being punished. Much.


Bingo, that's the key to progression!

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Tone » Tue May 14, 2013 3:59 pm

22knots with 15m Flysurfer.

Perfect airstyle combo.

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Toby » Tue May 14, 2013 4:29 pm

sounds about perfect conditions and power in the kite.
Now we want so see videos!

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Re: Gear Selection / Wind Speed etc

Postby Don Lester » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Hey Toby, I know you liked the orginal North Dyno for your tricks. Could you please rate the following kites for jumping heights and hang-time. All 2013 models.......... New Dyno, Rebel, Ozone Edge. I'm thinking for starters 11m as I'm only 68k and mainly it's windy here in Calif. Thanks


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