boardriding maui wrote:The goal is light, fast, fun, range - whatever it is that myself, my family and friends want to ride.
ronnie wrote:...I'm very interested in a kite that gets to the lightest possible relaunch wind. At the moment I'm thinking of about 7 or 8 knots although I have seen claims of less for LEI's.
...I would prefer to be able to get to the board and if necessary pack down and paddle in on it, so the lower the relaunch wind, the more chance of being able to get back to the board while attached to a downed kite, whether by swimming or relaunching.
flipper231 wrote:These are interesting points. I realised that no kite will really take of well if you don't touch the bottom below your stated 7-8 knots. But Race kites almost never drop in the water... My Edge is just glued to the sky, even if there is not enough to ride.
rightguard wrote:Franz you can hardly call Maui a gental thermal wind spot. It's very common to have strong gusty conditions, especially this winter.
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