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Re: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!

Postby edt » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm

It really depends. I've ridden a 15m in 40 knots. You have to get pretty far from the beach when you boost because you float so far downwind. I've also ridden on a 6m in 25 knot winds for the waves. You can't megaloop those big kites they are just too slow to catch you, so it's more fun to switch down to a 11m or smaller once the wind gets up to 30 knots so you can kiteloop it. typically I will ride just two kites a 10m and a 14m. In light wind I'll be on the 10m on the hydrofoil then at 15 knots I switch to the 14m and twintip and then at 25 knots I'll switch back to the 10m and take that up to 35 or so knots. I rarely ride past 40 knots it's too scary.

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Re: Wind Ranges related to kite Sizes, please share you experience!

Postby Archer77 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:31 am

edt wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:59 pm
It really depends. I've ridden a 15m in 40 knots. You have to get pretty far from the beach when you boost because you float so far downwind. I've also ridden on a 6m in 25 knot winds for the waves. You can't megaloop those big kites they are just too slow to catch you, so it's more fun to switch down to a 11m or smaller once the wind gets up to 30 knots so you can kiteloop it. typically I will ride just two kites a 10m and a 14m. In light wind I'll be on the 10m on the hydrofoil then at 15 knots I switch to the 14m and twintip and then at 25 knots I'll switch back to the 10m and take that up to 35 or so knots. I rarely ride past 40 knots it's too scary.
Edt that's are interesting reference to log, thank you
thank you too Mossy


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