PullStrings wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 pm
19 will fly in lulls to 6kn with slight input
You will like having the extra power in 8-9 knots
You will be able to hold on comfortably up to 17 knots
It will turn plenty fast enough
You can handle it
Go for it
The sweet spot will be 11-13 knots
I’m not sure about that. 17 knots means white caps, that’s when I rode 633 wing under 5m Rally last month. For 90kg person it would be a torture to fly a 19m unless they decide to build muscles, ride with a girlfriend on a back or just simply get extra 25% of body fat to cushion it.
I’ve seen people being greedy and selling a medium size guy 19m on two occasions. It sucked for both of them.
I personally flew 19m Contra twice and it sucked. The kite is heavy and slow.
And I rode 11m Rally with a regular Hoverglide H5 foil when two guys, both with 19m Contras couldn’t ride TT at all, just past April. That while another guy had better chances and rode 17m Turbine with a large CrazyFly door
Last year we had a guy on a trip who really needed/used a 19m - a 250+ lbs bodybuilder, a huge guy, whose regular kite for good winds is 14m.