*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Snowboarding kite sizing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:11 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 139
Location: Saint John, NB Canada
Hi Guys

I have been kiteskiing for 5 yrs...I have no snowboard experience but bought one at last seasons end...I know i need more kite to snowboard but was wondering what size...I weigh 135-140 and lets say a 15 mph wind...Thanks

Rob


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:03 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:34 am
Posts: 88
In 5 years you never jump on the snowboard???
What a mistake, take the kite and go for a wind.
With so much experience over the years, com'on please ;-)
dr.lojz


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:12 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 139
Location: Saint John, NB Canada
Never even been on a snowboard...let alone jump....I am asking what is most popular size foil for a 135-140 lb person in 15 mph wind


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:42 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:14 pm
Posts: 583
For me at 185 pounds on good snow in around 12-20mph:

6.5 to 7.5 for a high performance 2-line foil (or a 4-line buggy foil rigged 2-line on a bar)
9.5 for a flysurfer-type sheetable foil
12 for an LEI (or maybe for an arc)

Go a little smaller since you weigh less, a bit smaller still if you are riding on hardpack. Make sure you wax your board, otherwise it will be really slow and will stick when you try to carve a turn.

If you are used to using handles for skiing, try using a bar for better control of a kite with more power. It will keep the kite more stable, let you fly it easily with one hand and also let go completely for a few seconds while you put your bindings on.


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group