Metaphor_ wrote:Cool. Would a Fat Lady or Cloud 17 get you going on a typical summer day around the GTA? I don't mind driving between Hamilton and Whitby, probably wouldn't be a treat to go farther, but could do for a good riding day
I'm thinking of getting for a quiver:
north rebel 10 or blade trigger 10 (since I can ride this in BC right now)
a giant sized kite for summer in Ontario (Fat lady or cloud 17 since I'll arrive end of the month)
13-14m late summer
And board-wise, a LF Edge 146 for low wind/easy riding, plus a LF DLX in 134 or 138
Will this work in Ontario?
Starsky wrote:Yor light, Go the 10 as your med, get a 14-16 as your large. You'll kick yourself eventually if you don't get anything smaller than a 10. Save it till last, but fall is small kite season or your sitting out the best of the year.
I definitely agree with Starsky here; a 17m would be too much for someone your size, especially at this point in your progression. The suitable wind speeds for a kite like that would probably be so low that you'd have trouble relaunching if you put the kite in the water. If I lose my board, I sometimes have trouble relaunching my 13m Octane in perfectly rideable conditions, and I'm a very competent swimmer with a strong egg-beater kick to resist the kite. Part of it may be down to the hybrid shape. So, you'll probably want to make sure you get something which rolls over really easily for relaunch.
I wouldn't worry about building a quiver of boards just yet. Take some time to figure out what you want or need in a board, demo some stuff if you can. The DLX looks very wakestyle oriented, can you be sure right now that is where you're headed? Will the locations you kite at accommodate that style of riding to let the board really shine? Don't get too far ahead of yourself, allow some time for your first bit of kit and your experience to guide your future purchases.