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Postby Ando » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:35 am

Hi All,

I am a newbie and at the point of getting my kit together.

I am stuck deciding between either the 12m Ozone Catalyst or the 14m. I am 110kg and looking to ride between 10-20 knots. I am also looking at the Crazyfly Allrounder 145cm.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby tautologies » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:41 am

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby mike holmes » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:51 pm

14m

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby Geronimo79 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:25 pm

A 14m would give you a little more lowend but not nescary alot more then a 12m. It kinda depends on how fast the 14m is and how much power it has. I weigh about the same (112kg) and with a 131x41 board i have a lowend of 13/14 knots with my 12m 2010 kite, with the 2010 14m kite i have (same model) i may ride a knot earlier.. if even. But my 12m i can hold longer and is that little extra fast that its more fun for me.

later models the 14m was more fun to ride and i heared it gave more lowend too. But for me the 12m still does the trick. For lighter winds i think you will need a real lightwind kite anyways. and a 14m for our weight simply isnt really lightwind.

Also If you have a chance test the kites not every kite is the same and it might be you like one better then the other. I also tested a 13m same brand different model which gave plenty power and was pretty fast too just not my kind of kite since i love hangtime.

So personally i would suggest 12m with an real lightwind kite someday if you feel you need it. (i ride my 12m from 13/14 knots to 25/28 knots (some years of experience)) I dont think you will manage 10 knots on either kite. or below 13knots.

But the 14m is a good choice too. But as soon as you can do a little more then riding it might be to slow to really enjoy.

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby Clew In » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Hey,

I am 225lbs and I started on a 16meter Crossbow (2006)and sx151. I started on the GA coast and I had many days of not enough power when the wind was in the lower side of 10-20 (and the learning curve is another contributing factor). When the wind is enough it makes everything easier.

If you want to stay with a 14 meter kite I would recommend the largest light wind board to go with it. I think this will help you get going earlier and will make some of the lower power conditions easier to learn.

You will find out soon you will need two board and several kites.

Good luck,

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby kitecozumel » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:09 pm

For sure 14, go fly a kite :lol: don't worry you got it.

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby Ando » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:15 am

Thanks, will see if I can demo both of them back to back.

I am leaning more towards the 12 as I think it will give me a higher top end than the 14m and I can always add a raceboard down the track to get a better low end range once I have dialled in the skills a bit more.

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby KiteboardingTampaBay » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:09 am

Pick up a Litewave Wing 161 for your light wind board and you could go with the 12m... :wink:

Here's some info-
http://kiteboardingtampabay.com/2011-li ... board.html

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Re: Kite Advice

Postby Ando » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:42 am

Thanks for all the advice/info.

I have made the decision to go with the 12m and then look at getting a light wind dedicated board or even a race board down the track.

The advice about hold the kiting at a higher end confirms my thoughts as well so a 12m to start with and then will build the quiver once I know which direction I want to take the sport.

Thanks :D


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