chalks wrote:Hi All,
Along the lines of a previous post, I have been offered a good deal on 5m kite but am hesitating- do I really need one? I can hold down my 7m until around 30kts, depending on conditions but am wondering whether a 5 would be worth having as I am starting to get into riding a strapless surfboard.
Any thoughts, especially from riders of a similar weight?
YES, it will be your best purchase for sure, when you are getting into riding surfboards
I agree fully with what Starsky writes, except that with 70kg if you got typical low pressure wind systems, you WILL use the 5m2 quite a lot IMO.
It will start working around 23-25 knots for your 70 kg.
I am 77kg and use 5m2 quite often, although the 7m2 is the most "worn" for waves.
The 5m2 I use from around 24-25 knots on a waveboard
It is easy to go upwind with a slightly underpowered small kite on a waveboard, and waveriding down the line is top, feels free and unstrained - but it is HORRIBLE to ride waves if slightly too much kite, when we are talking 5-6-7m2 kites, as simple as that.
Almost the opposite goes with a TT, here you rather be on the powered side, than slightly low.
So because you are heading for the real deal (riding waveboards), it will be your best purchase ever IMO