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slingshot fuel 11 m2 or 13 m2 ???

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:26 pm

could someone tell me enything about the caracteristics of the fuel's ?
what kind of kites are they?
what size shuold i use for 18 - 24 knots ?-the 11 m2 or the 13 m2 ?
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Postby GraemeF » Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:38 pm

How much do you weigh, how experienced are you?

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Postby No Idea » Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:44 pm

Yeah weight and experience is a large factor when deciding on which kite in those winds you want to kite in.

I'm 93 kg and use the 13m up to 25 knots. A mate who weighs about 70kg uses the 11m when I'm on the 13m.

Great kite, IMHO you cannot go wrong with a slingy!!! :thumb:

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Postby pupik » Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:48 pm

I weight 75 kg,my level:intermidiat. :bye:

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Postby GraemeF » Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:03 pm

I'm going to take you at your word, and for a 75 kg guy riding from18kts to 24 knots, (not mph) use the 11.

There's a review on ikiteboarding.com, I'll try and post the link, I'm not that familiar with this forum.

You'll find the 11 an excellent kite with good performance, and ease of handling. It relaunches well, responds quickly, has an excellent feel at the bar, and deals with gusts like nothing you've tried before.

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Postby GraemeF » Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:20 pm

That link about the Fuel 11, written by somebody in sunny climes, bear in mind wind in the upper end of the Northern Hemisphere is colder, denser and a lot more powerful than hot sunny places, where the wind is warmer air moving faster.

Fuels are developed in the Gorge with winds that more closely mimic conditions in Northern Europe.

http://www.ikiteboarding.com/article_detail.aspx?id=90

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Postby davince » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:14 pm

No Idea wrote: I'm 93 kg and use the 13m up to 25 knots...
Great kite, IMHO you cannot go wrong with a slingy!!! :thumb:
I am 95kg too; intermediate (one season kiting); relatively large board 154*42 but sharp rails, I found it edges well (what do I know?); Only experience with aeroI 16.

I can use some advice. Especially from you NO Idea. Fuel 13 and 17? Or 13 and 19?

Not too much of a wild beast for me the fuel?


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