Metaphor_ wrote:Hi guys, looking for some advice.
It was easier on the instructor's equipment to stay upwind and get a solid ride. That board was bigger, though the dealer told me I should be able to ride a 142cm fine.
LF Drive 142cm long is only 41.5cm wide......and that is what hurts when the wind backs down
The instructor's board was surely "wider"....which is the most important part of the equation
10m2 of kite with 41.5 cm...do not expect any upwind action unless the wind remains above13kn
At 75kg and having owned TT's that size ...i know it is the gear combo...not so much your skills
In lulls below 13kn you just will go nowhere upwind with that set-up
With summertime upon us and the heat.... bigger kites 14/15/16/17 ++ & wider boards........
...make a huge