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What big kite drifts the best?

Postby kitejunkie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:25 pm

I am looking for the best drifting big kite for side on light wind down the line wave riding. (Unfortunately for me, my definition of a big kite is a 16 or 18.)

What is the most important factor in a big kite being able to drift in light wind?
weight?, design?, other?

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Re: What big kite drifts the best?

Postby plummet » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:55 pm

look for a low aspect big fast kite i guess. maybe a three strutter? airrush are doing a 1 strut kite!... not sure what sizes thats available in.

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Re: What big kite drifts the best?

Postby ThePerchik » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:14 am

15/17 Best Taboo/TS. Its not a kahoona but reasonable.

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Re: What big kite drifts the best?

Postby TommyDuotone » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:28 am

sorry, miss read your post
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Re: What big kite drifts the best?

Postby Geronimo79 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:49 am

I believe Dimitri uses a infinity v2 or V1 for wave riding in lightwinds. A fat lady would work too.
If you have a chance to test it consider them.

Dont worry i call 14+ kites big too. 14 being semi normal.

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Re: What big kite drifts the best?

Postby TommyDuotone » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:12 am

Infinity should work well for down the line wave riding. Turns quick for a 15m and a real fun kite to fly. :D With that said, really difficult to ride down-the-line(down wind) in light side-on wind(45 degrees or more from wave face)


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