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by Kristan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First Kite
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: First Kite

The last time I was on 12m LEI kite with 22-26 kt wind I was fully trimmed and hella overpowered, near to the level of fighting for my survival.
by Kristan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First Kite
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: First Kite

If you are 220 pounds you will need more than 24 knots to enjoy a 12m. Any less wind will be a struggle. I suggest getting a massive 17m kite, just so you are able to kite when wind is 15-22. [*]DON'T LISTEN TO THE SKINNY PEOPLE - IT'S NOT THE SAME SPORT FOR THEM 14m kite is enough to go for 220lbs...
by Kristan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new reviews on 2021 North Orbits?
Replies: 39
Views: 3540

Re: new reviews on 2021 North Orbits?

Yesterday I was kiting on a 2020 11m North Orbit in light winds of 14 knots, yes I could not go upwind at all but neither another guy in a Core X6 11m. If the 2021 is lighter then I assume it would work better on these winds ( I'm 85 kg by the way) I never experienced back stall but maybe its becau...
by Kristan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: semi-drysuit questions and other brands
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: semi-drysuit questions and other brands

My Ion Element is labeled as semi-dry. It's just a wetsuit with membrane that covers the back zipper from leaks, but does not prevent from some cold water to go through the neck. It does fine during body dragging, but falling may cause a minor, but unpleasant leak.
by Kristan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight 2021 Extreme Series (XS)
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Eleveight 2021 Extreme Series (XS)

I'd rather have rope bar, because coated line often becomes stiff in freezing conditions. And by becoming stiff it doesn't necessary remains straight.
by Kristan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight 2021 Extreme Series (XS)
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Eleveight 2021 Extreme Series (XS)

I will never understand that "manly" cheesy soundtrack people pick to sell their shit.

Although looking forward that kite, looks promising.
by Kristan
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new reviews on 2021 North Orbits?
Replies: 39
Views: 3540

Re: new reviews on 2021 North Orbits?

Is it okay for a new kite to be that wrinkly?
by Kristan
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?

Mossy 757 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:45 pm

What do you mean when you say gust resistant? Like, your foil kites collapse when riding in gusts, or the experience of launching/landing in high winds?
Flapping ears and sudden collapses. Sometimes having to work the bar like I'm rowing a boat, full in and full out in rapid succession.
by Kristan
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?

To answer the original post: don't do it. It'd be a laugh to go grab a huge Zephyr and not have to "worry" about a foil kite and all that, but the loss of performance and range at my spot would cut your rideable days in more than half. You might get enough wind that you can always ride small tube k...
by Kristan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: Switching from foil kite to high aspect LEI kite. Worth or not?

Ass to relaunch. Got it. That was one of my concerns, remembering how I struggled at relaunching simple delta 12m LEI in underpowered conditions, that wasn't pleasant. But I think bigger size kite in winds I'm aiming at wouldn't be that much of a hassle. Although at most of times if I crashed Soul i...

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