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 Post subject: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:27 pm 
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i am loking for a good kite i can work with in 10 knts...any suggestions?
suggestions for an optional bord also will be appreciated...

my weight 72 kg...

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:59 pm 
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shlomis wrote:
hi
i am loking for a good kite i can work with in 10 knts...any suggestions?
suggestions for an optional bord also will be appreciated...

my weight 72 kg...

thanks

Flysurfer speed 3 19m/north dyno/ozone edge to name a couple


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:22 pm 
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The 2013 Blade Fat Lady will be hard to beat IMO. Has incredible low-end, but so do some others. However, the Fat Lady shines in it's handling and turning speed. The most "Fun" big kite I've ever flown. Give it test if you can and good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:41 pm 
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kazama-fury wrote:
shlomis wrote:
hi
i am loking for a good kite i can work with in 10 knts...any suggestions?
suggestions for an optional bord also will be appreciated...

my weight 72 kg...

thanks

Flysurfer speed 3 19m/north dyno/ozone edge to name a couple


In there sites i have seen that they have only 17m kites....
Is it really going to work in 10knts wind range?(in saw the wind range chart)
Lots of kiters warned me that its not really comfortable to surf with this kind of kites... And that they are cumbersome and big and really hard to maneuver....


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:06 pm 
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shlomis wrote:
Lots of kiters warned me that its not really comfortable to surf with this kind of kites... And that they are cumbersome and big and really hard to maneuver....


It's all tradeoffs. If you want to get out in the lowest amount of wind possible, these high aspect kites (speed, dyno, edge) are the best, but you give up turning speed.

These kites aren't as good for surfing because of the slow turning and generate a lot of power when you move them. They are great for raceboards and for big jumps with lots of floaty hangtime.

The lower aspect kites (fat lady, infinity, core riot) will turn faster, but you give up a little low end, maybe a knot or two.

At 72 kg and 10 knots of wind with a large surfboard, these lower aspect kites should be good for you. If you want to go out in less than 10 knots with a raceboard or jump big at 10-15 knots, the high aspect kite is the way to go.


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:05 pm 
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shlomis wrote:
hi
i am loking for a good kite i can work with in 10 knts...any suggestions?
suggestions for an optional bord also will be appreciated...

my weight 72 kg...

thanks


We are doing this again? Cabrinha Velocity 18 or Crossbow 18 LW. My fav is the Slingshot Turbine 17m. As for boards, big TT, Airush Sector or Slayer or a full on Race board which will give you the ultimate set up for LW.


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:40 pm 
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in 10kts and under a lot of kites have problem with water relaunch. try out a few of them befor buying. aslo look at the weight of the kite, lighter kite almoust always means more low end. when the wind is really low more or less only kites that have reverse lanunch will relaunch from the water.

raceboard with big fins is best in light conditions, if you want a TT board look at the FlyDoor ho have a smal centerfin that helps for going upwind. goin upwind will be your biggest problem when it's light.

again try before you buy


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 Post subject: Re: a good kite for light wind?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:27 pm 
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It depends a little on what you are using it for...different kites have different qualities..but good for you there are a lot of options. For for TT fun in lightwind I think the naish fly is unreal. It has the light wind relaunch system so it is easy to relaunch in the lightest wind. I also want to chek out the brm for very light wind...

If you are into racing I would go for a high AR kite. I've put a draft on order finally. :-)


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