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Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby skiyak777 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:20 pm

Been flying Switchblades and Nomads (7 and 9 M, which I've had out up to 35 knots gusting to 40) but I'm looking to get a smaller kite for high winds/waves. Anyone have a recommendation for a kite for 30-45 knots that isn't excessively twitchy? 5.5 M Nomad? 4M Switchblade? 5 M Bunny? Something else?

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby Hasse » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:09 pm

skiyak777 wrote:Been flying Switchblades and Nomads (7 and 9 M, which I've had out up to 35 knots gusting to 40) but I'm looking to get a smaller kite for high winds/waves. Anyone have a recommendation for a kite for 30-45 knots that isn't excessively twitchy? 5.5 M Nomad? 4M Switchblade? 5 M Bunny? Something else?

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:16 pm

For super high wind riding I choose not use trust pullies and bridles even tho they might make the ride easier because of the huge consequences if the tip getting wrapped, pullies jammed sending the kite into a deathloop.

I trust a cleatable 5th line way more in crazy conditions.

Also short lines make for a much more realxed high wind session.

In theory you should have way more kite sizes in small kites as the variation of pull force when it gets windy is way more.

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby Starsky » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:56 am

If your comfy with em, small C kites are the bomb in high winds.

I have a 6m diablo that is killer in big winds. Super fun when everyone else is pushing the limits of their flat 7-9m kites and your comfy as can be in the gnarliest of gusts. The tiny diablo is not very grunty but virtually unlimited top end. No pullies and a 5th line is nice in crazy weather.

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby TheJoe » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:36 am

I say go for the bunny, but I'm partial cause I fly Wainmans and plan on getting a 7m next year for the 25+ days.

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby SheetzFaced » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:00 am

Wainman Hawaii Bunny 5m is pretty sick in high winds! Been thinking about getting one for the really strong days.
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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby Windrider » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 am

Do you want a low aspect kite in high winds?

.... real question, not rhetorical... :think:

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby mede » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:26 am

I'd go for a takoon furia 7m.
Explosive like a C kite, but twice the windrange :thumb:

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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby NicoFr » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:22 am

Epic Screamer 7, my crazy new toy!
Try it...
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Re: Best kite for 30-45 knots?

Postby Kite Kasia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:37 am

try to get your hands on 5 or 6m Evo (North)


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