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Postby plummet » Mon May 30, 2016 11:49 am

Ok men. Lets take being powered up. What kite sizes, wind ranges when super powered. , how many pies have you eaten and whats your board size.

I know the airstyle junkies roll with silly big kites. Who else craves power?

Here''s the super powered zones of my kites. 77kg, 145x45 mutant

12 chrono 18-22 knots
13 edge 20-25 knots
10edge 25-30 knots
8 catalyst 30-37
6 reo 35-45

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Re: Powered up!

Postby darippah » Mon May 30, 2016 3:31 pm

Same , I've been loving my 12m chrono with my Spotz 2 foil in upper teens. powered up for nice boost and intense riding

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Re: Powered up!

Postby Toby » Mon May 30, 2016 4:37 pm

yup, Airstyle has it.

Rebel 18: 13-30 knots.
Sweet spot: 18-25

95 kg, board 128x38

Below and above that: staying safe on the beach ;-)

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Re: Powered up!

Postby Frank82 » Mon May 30, 2016 5:18 pm

9m cab chaos - 20-40kn (max gusts)
7m cab chaos - 30-50kn (max gusts)

76kg, board 140x42 (wakestyle + boots)

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Re: Powered up!

Postby Starsky » Mon May 30, 2016 7:24 pm

12m BRM cloud, 14 knots, juiced.

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Re: Powered up!

Postby knotwindy » Mon May 30, 2016 9:42 pm

Yup, similar to the OP
10 Edge. 28-30 max
10 Enduro. 30-32 max
8 Enduro. 35-38 max
6 Reo. 40-45 max
But caught a single gust couple days ago on the 6 measured at 49 that just picked me right off the water even completely depowered . Got off the water right after that....

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Re: Powered up!

Postby chemosavi » Tue May 31, 2016 12:46 am

..

When it's really pissing, like 70 knots, I put up a piece of 3/8, 4x8 cdx four ply. Give the johnson a few strokes to make sure it's in the mood and head out onto the water.

Anything over 80-90 knots I prefer to play it safe and nestle into a good Kung Foo movie with Bessie, my half breed New Zealand ewe who knows how to have a good time when I'm too chicken to be out catching good wind.

Guys, it's posts like this that mess with peoples minds when they are considering if they should go out when the conditions are ridiculous. Lotta doods think they are superman and can't resist the internal challenge and wind up wrapped around a rock or a telephone pole. I sometimes wish Plummet would join a book reading group instead of posting the topic of the day to keep himself entertained.

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Re: Powered up!

Postby plummet » Tue May 31, 2016 1:30 am

chemosavi wrote:..
. I sometimes wish Plummet would join a book reading group instead of posting the topic of the day to keep himself entertained.
Just put me on your ignore list and don't ready any of my posts if you don't like what i have to say. You have a choice. You don't have to read it.

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Re: Powered up!

Postby downunder » Tue May 31, 2016 10:20 am

^Ok, how do I do that? :)

I think you're confused with a FB/Twitter! I also think NZ is a very small place for you:) Knowing people to share the stoke is different than sharing it on the Web...

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Re: Powered up!

Postby plummet » Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 am

This is a thread for experienced blokes talking about how they like to ride powered. It's not a reckless pissing contest. Everyone has a different risk analysis and skill set. For some that is riding more powered than others. As example Toby rides an 18m to 30 knots. The idea of that is madness to me. But he then stops kiting. I'm happy to kite in 40 knots on a 6m but not prepared to put an 18m up above 20 knots.

So even if it seems stupid and reckless to you it may be normal for someone else.


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