Metaphor_ wrote:Cool. Would a Fat Lady or Cloud 17 get you going on a typical summer day around the GTA? I don't mind driving between Hamilton and Whitby, probably wouldn't be a treat to go farther, but could do for a good riding day
I'm thinking of getting for a quiver:
north rebel 10 or blade trigger 10 (since I can ride this in BC right now)
a giant sized kite for summer in Ontario (Fat lady or cloud 17 since I'll arrive end of the month)
13-14m late summer
And board-wise, a LF Edge 146 for low wind/easy riding, plus a LF DLX in 134 or 138
Will this work in Ontario?
I definitely agree with Starsky here; a 17m would be too much for someone your size, especially at this point in your progression. The suitable wind speeds for a kite like that would probably be so low that you'd have trouble relaunching if you put the kite in the water. If I lose my board, I sometimes have trouble relaunching my 13m Octane in perfectly rideable conditions, and I'm a very competent swimmer with a strong egg-beater kick to resist the kite. Part of it may be down to the hybrid shape. So, you'll probably want to make sure you get something which rolls over really easily for relaunch.Starsky wrote:Yor light, Go the 10 as your med, get a 14-16 as your large. You'll kick yourself eventually if you don't get anything smaller than a 10. Save it till last, but fall is small kite season or your sitting out the best of the year.
You are absolutely obsessed with this "summer" thing. I hate it. Summer is the worst. 4 weeks of June and the first 3 weeks of July it's a giant black hole of no wind. I would trade all of summer for 1 more day of fall or spring. You are not gonna kite in 1 knot wind no matter what gear you buy.Metaphor_ wrote: It'd be nice to be able to kite every other day in the summer in Ontario, if that's possible somehow.
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