Westozzy wrote:Heinz, try getting on a small TT (less than 130 and less than 39 wide), with as square (straight) edge as possible and a really squared off tips. You gotta be able to hold that load hence need as much rail in the water as possible, and square tips to really stamp pop that back foot down when you pull in the throw. I've had makos, they will not do for what you are trying on that particular kite. Well of course you can learn to make whatever work, but the design is all wrong on principle.
I'm only 73kg and have a 126 by 36 rad 4 and I can hold down the winds you are talking about, so it's technique but also board choice. Infact that's where it starts getting fun and the tricks get easier!
Keep at it man it will click soon enough!
I've type this before.... Its a package you need to take a big kite into higher wind. I'm 80k and can hold my 19m into +20kns. Last week I had the 11m in over 30kns... Man crazy great jumps.
Anyway West is right First you need at least a 128. I have the 2010 128 FS RF. You also need a harness that will lower your center of gravity (this is really important). I'm not sure if the board or harness is more important.
19Edge (I will sell this thing in Oct when my 2015 18m Rebel gets here)
Fly Surfer 128x38 Fly Radical
Ocean Rodeo Hybrid Harness (OR2)
This setup will get you going into 20kns no issue with the 18m.