I’m not sure about that. 17 knots means white caps, that’s when I rode 633 wing under 5m Rally last month. For 90kg person it would be a torture to fly a 19m unless they decide to build muscles, ride with a girlfriend on a back or just simply get extra 25% of body fat to cushion it.PullStrings wrote: ↑Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 pm19 will fly in lulls to 6kn with slight input
You will like having the extra power in 8-9 knots
You will be able to hold on comfortably up to 17 knots
It will turn plenty fast enough
You can handle it
Go for it
The sweet spot will be 11-13 knots
Exactly....and may i add that besides not liking it much... the rider will suck at making it work the way it is supposed to
RickI wrote: ↑Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:51 pmI picked up the 19 m Contra as my lower end go to kite for this year. I have been happy with the range and performance. I weigh 84 kg (185 lbs.) and use a variety of board lengths depending on just how light the winds are. You should be happy with the 19 m, I am. I would go with the 19 m over the 17 m for the conditions you describe. It feels/flys like a smaller kite with good turning speed and reasonable bar pressure. I used a 17 m Apollo as my largest, low end kite last year.
Riding off East End, Grand Cayman about a month ago. Not being too sure about what winds I might encounter, I took the 19 m Contra along with my travel split tt board and was happy with how things worked out.
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