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globeriderkites for heavy weight?

Postby davince » Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:46 pm

Hi,
I need help! I want to buy 2 new kites, for light and medium winds and I weight 95kg. Can't afford to choose wrong. I intend to try some myself but imagine it's not possible.

I read very instructive comments on this forum especially on the new Globerider kites which I find interesting (KCS, KPO, "looks good to me" factor...). But how is it when you're 95kg/210pounds? (board: custom Carved 154*42, level: "experienced beginner" i.e.: one season kiting, going upwind, jumping sometimes...). I want to kite in light winds (around 8-15 knots) and in medium winds (15+ knots). Talking with heavy weight guys on the beach, they advised me to combine a 14 and a 18 or a 20m2. With GK I am a bit in between. GK offers the size 12, 15, 18 and 20. What to choose when you're heavy? And what about the GK Curl?

Or maybe Caution kites, or Slingshot... they also look good to me.

Any idea?

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Postby Mr Float » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:22 pm

Hi I weigh 95 kg and use the 18 and 12
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Postby freycinet » Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:42 am

What is the 18m Lift2 like?

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Postby Elia » Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:51 am

Ok I use the 18 lift and I’m 180 lb about 80 kg. I can get going in about 10knts but not really earlier. I would at least get the 20 and I would think the curl would be better because it is a low aspect kite (generally though of as being better in light wind).

I like my lift 2 18m but not too impressed with the light wind ability of it.

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Postby davince » Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:25 am

Thanks for your reactions so far,

Elia, this is just my point. you write:

...I would at least get the 20 ...
I like my lift 2 18m but not too impressed with the light wind ability of it.[/quote]

If I get a 20, what next for a smaller size? 12? Big difference from 20 to 12, no?. 20 and 15? Seems really big to me.

GK, can you make a 14 for me so that I stop whinning?

Maybe Mr Float 95kg could tell me more about his (dis)satisfaction with his 18 in light wind.

And did anyone actually try that GK Curl?

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Postby Mr Float » Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:46 pm

Elia wrote:Ok I use the 18 lift and I’m 180 lb about 80 kg. I can get going in about 10knts but not really earlier. I would at least get the 20 and I would think the curl would be better because it is a low aspect kite (generally though of as being better in light wind).

I like my lift 2 18m but not too impressed with the light wind ability of it.
Your kidding .I find its a great light wind kite .SOryy but under 10 on a smallish board with anything is pretty dull

All the best '

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Postby Elia » Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:59 am

Ok first of all I'm trying to be honest in my impresstions about the kite and the guy is heavier then me. These are not grunty kites! they are fast flyiers, yes, they have a great upper end? yes, they are great in gusts? yes. Are they the earliest to get me to plan? no. My opinion. This is a new style kite for me I'm use to x2/3 and cabrinha kites so take it as you like.

I think concedering the rage of these kites a 20 to 12 is not that big a leap. It all depends on your local conditions and board and ability. For me I know that a 18 and 14 is too close and plan to by a 12. Also I could do with a litlle more bottem end so I would also go up to a 20.

I will try a curl in a few weeks if there is wind

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Postby odaclin » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:50 pm

Hi
I've got a Lift18 and a Curl12 Brand new. I didn't try it for the moment. I'm 90kg. I'm happy to find people which are around my weight with the same Kites.
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Postby warssie » Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:34 pm

The botthem end of the GK Lift isn't amazing, it's rather normal but because of the depower you get a enormous windrange. Another great thing about the 18 is that it's REALLY stable in lite wind, I use it with my mountainboard too(from almost 0kn until 8-10, when I go on the water) It just hangs there and waits for your commands :lol: I like that feeling

For your weight, 20/12 or 18/12 should be great, I've never flown the 20, can't comment on that or the gap between 20 and 12, but my 18 and 12 overlap really great and I don't need a 15

OK, I'm sponsored to say good thing about Globeriderkites, so you can believe me or not. But all the other people on this forum love them and if I lend my kites to someone, they like it alot. So it just has to be true.

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Postby Live2KITE » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:20 pm

I would say Lift 2 18m and 12m is the right quiver for you.
The 18m actually starts fairly early, and with the right board you can have a light wind powerhouse. If you decide on a 20m instead maybe you should consider adding a smaller board to the 2 kite quiver.
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