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Re: Light wind inflatable kite

Postby deniska » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:30 pm

DeanM,
What's you first kite's size and make?
It's a good idea to have a continuous quiver..
Like, if you have a 12, then definitely go with 17 (3 sizes up is not enough to make much of the difference for low wind)
If you have a 9, then probably 15..
Since you are interested in boosting in low wind, you probably want relatively big door and BIG kite.. don't expect in miracles with TT, but 5m should be doable with 17m kite in 14kts.
Once you get to foiling, you can easily double that height with even less wind.. will still need a big kite though.. my favorite setup for 8-12kts is Ozone Zephyr 17 and my freerace foil wing.
I can get decent airs while TT riders barely keep their ground (if they are lucky)
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Re: Light wind inflatable kite

Postby bigtone667 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:42 am

I have started riding a Duotone Rebel 15m/27m lines .... I have no troubles getting to 7m in 15knots with 5 second glide time.

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Re: Light wind inflatable kite

Postby andylc » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:57 am

15 knots is hardly light wind!

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Re: Light wind inflatable kite

Postby bigtone667 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:38 pm

andylc wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:57 am
15 knots is hardly light wind!
True enough .... I ride a foil board below that as the fun factor is still high. My Cloud kite works fine in 8 knots.


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