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Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby Lmrutledge » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:51 pm

I am getting ready to purchase a Speed 2 19M. Was checking the wind a few minutes standing by the ocean and was avgng 6.2 MPH with a high of 8 MPH. No waves but steady wind. I weigh 245 lbs with UG FLAT board or Monster door. Would I be able to go at all? My light wind skills are very good because that's what we get mostly here.

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby voodoospirit » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:36 pm

hum and in knots and kg?

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby Tom183 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:47 am

Well, nothing else will get you going in those winds...

At 205lbs, I can cruise in those conditions with a big plyboard and the S2 19m, but that's pretty near the bottom limit - you may need another 0.5-1.0mph to account for the weight difference. Steady winds very important in that range, along with all the other little details.

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby sflinux » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:45 am

For those winds I'd go for the silver arrow version. But at your weight I think you'd get more bang for you buck with the psycho2 26M. It needs a steady 5 mph to fly (low humidity). I'm 200 pounds, if it will fly, while I am standing still, then I can kitesurf. You may want to look into a carafino foilboard too to make things more interesting. Anything below 10 mph is most likely going to be mowing the lawn, especially at your weight. You'd probably get more feedback at the foilzone.com forum.

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby PBKiteboarding » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:58 am

I think you'll need 8mph with Monster Door 164x50 or big ply and 6m line extension (for more wind up higher and power stroke when required on lulls) can help to go under a bit maybe... Skill will help as well....

I think you would be able to kite downwind in 6.2 to 8mph... 8mph holding ground... 8-10 upwind... a guess... so many factors... super flat water some chop or changes in direction and so on...

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby mv » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:20 am

At your weight I would say it is a pipe dream. I owned a Speed 2 19m and Door 64 and I am 180 lbs. For me the 19m would get me going in 8 knots, about 9 mph, in flat water. If there was any chop at all my bottom end would go up to 9-10 knots. The SA fabric will give you a little more bottom end but will still not get you into the 6.2 mph or 5-6 knot range.

My suggestion is to use the money to buy a SUP. I sold my Speed 2 19m and got a 11'6" SUP for light wind days and I have been having a blast. Once the wind hits 14-15 knots I put up the SUP and break out the kites.

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby PBKiteboarding » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:57 am

Numbers can be tricky... Maybe better to compare to what you were on before... and how to go lighter. Like in this vid 185... He's not sure of the number but is kiting when he would be otherwise.
Very light when LEI's drop... LEI are great too... they just don't stay up when light or have the power of the 19m SA.
If you could try one with a Monster Door it would be best... sure the 26 sounds good or maybe Flysurfer can make a new bigger custom speed or silver arrow, not sure.

His 2nd day on it... didn't need to sign it yet but likes too... parking it in light winds works great until you start to sink..

A more floaty custom door shape board could help your weight in lulls too... to float a little longer in lulls and get back up to planing speed and increased apparent wind in the kite faster.


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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby FredBGG » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:17 am

Nice video!

I wonder what PMU thinks about this one????

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby JGTR » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:29 am

I wonder what PMU thinks about this one????

Prob thinks how frikkin boring it looks :lol:

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Re: Speed 2 19M in 6.2 MPH Avg. or Pipe dream??

Postby Carlos_C » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:43 am

Maybe....but not quite as boring sitting on the beach waiting for the wind to pick up.......

and some people like Kitesurfing but live in really low wind areas - please advise on how they resolve this conundrum - and "take up another sport" is not an option


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