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Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Postby foilholio » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:53 am

TomW wrote: At this point I think it's a big investment for little benefits.
Kind of the opposite to Pansh for me. Little investment big returns :-) I love light wind, glass waves in 8knots, heaven.

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Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Postby Laughingman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Going at the end of the week to a 10 day holiday kitecamp, so I only had less than 2 weeks to get a kite (build), and the choice was the FRS in ultralight, we will see how it works or not :naughty:

8) Peter
Hi Peter

Did you get your FRS kite yet? Have you tried it? My wife is telling me to just buy one so I stop going over the pros and cons already! Apparently I am obsessing over this... :rollgrin:

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Re: Marginal wind kites ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:29 pm

Laughingman wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Going at the end of the week to a 10 day holiday kitecamp, so I only had less than 2 weeks to get a kite (build), and the choice was the FRS in ultralight, we will see how it works or not :naughty:

8) Peter
Hi Peter

Did you get your FRS kite yet? Have you tried it? My wife is telling me to just buy one so I stop going over the pros and cons already! Apparently I am obsessing over this... :rollgrin:

No, there was not time to get it made before the event unfortunately...

So took my 11 m2 ELF racekite instead, difficult to keep flying but can just ride in 5-6 knots with 30 m lines when everything clicks.

Right now we rarely have so little wind as back then in the summer, so might wait and see which UL foilkite I would go for, and maybe more options will come.

Have just bought a 13 m2 (and an 11) Storm Voyager 2019 that will come soon, and it might be perfect over the winter where swimming with a downed foilkite and packing it up in the icy water is not very healthy, so here I always choose LEIs because of that :wink:

So no, I havent got my own "extra" UL foilkite yet...

8) Peter


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