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do you want the sizes big on a kite?

yes
196
77%
no
14
5%
don't care
46
18%
 
Total votes: 256

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Postby davo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:44 am

Seeing sizes in the sky doesn't mean much, one man's 16 is equal to anothers 20m. The only time it bears relevence is when you kite at an unfamilar spot & there may be wind shielding in shore. Then the only way to know for sure is to see who is lit & who is a dickhead out there out of control.!!

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Postby redskykiter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:21 am

We just leave our kite/sail bags near our car window where friends can look in and see what you're riding. Usually we already know who's out and can recognize what size they're riding from memory

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Postby dazza5172 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:58 am

It is just another piece of useful information to add to the mix! every bit helps. It was like a culture in windsurfing checking the sail sizes, whos on what, its all good I like seeing the kite sizes at any part of the day.

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Postby Toby » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:31 am

being at kitebeach Cabarete at the moment it is excellent to see the sizes big on some kites. Best has it in big letter, wish more companies would follow, since the poll shows what people want.

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Postby wolfje » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:41 pm

voted for Yes
becaue of this topic Catapultkiteboarding decided to put the numbers big on the new Ninja Star kites

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Postby RickI » Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:44 pm

I always like to see what other guys are on before setting up to launch. Beyond that I like to see and ask for that matter how they are doing for their weight. Are they overpowered with the kite flying near the vertical offshore or are they having to heavily sinusoid the kite? I need to get a feeling for wind characteristics for tuning the kite during setup. I also need to know if it is necessary to walk back to the car and swap out for another kite size. It is often quite hard to read kite sizes from shore. Larger size numbers would be a help. All this despite checking realtime internet winds and doing hand anenometer wind checks particularly at the lower end of things.

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Postby Marizu » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:55 am

The only concern that I would have about this is that it can lead to 'deferrence of risk' where someone says xxx is on a 12m so I'll rig one.
We all need to decide for ourselves.
I usually decide by 'feel', then take a wind reading and then ask a rider 'how it feels out there'. Sometimes you will be told that 'there's more wind out there' or something that could help you make a decision if you are between kite sizes.
Line length also comes in to it. I ride my R4 20 on 20m lines. Sometimes I'm still riding it when other people are on 12's (usually when I've been out for a while and it's been picking up). While this MIGHT be a reasonable choice for me, I'd hate to watch someone else put a 20 up just because they've seen the sticker on my kite.

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Postby Toby » Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:11 pm

the Catapult looks good, nice design.

Also Best has it on its Nemesis as well, even bigger:

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During the Kite Show and found this very helpful to see what people are using. I like it a lot, and hopefully more brands will be putting this up ...

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Postby windyboy » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:54 am

YESSSSS!!!!!

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Postby dazza5172 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:12 am

We all talk about it, when you get there,"Petes on his 14, Kyles got his 12 up, I might put up my 12" etc.

Daza


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