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How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby NeonLeon » Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 am

Hi,

I am a beginner and love to make my table to guide me which kite/board to choose at which windspeed.

I am 90kg
7, 9, 12m North rebels
17m North Juice

North Spike 155cm board
North Select 137cm board

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby badgb21 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:19 am

Kite sizes I have used:
116Kg - Late spring/summer/early Fall winds, (winter winds may reduce the speeds slightly);


2017 Cabrinha S/B 10m 24 to 30mph+ 2014 Crazyfly Elite 140 X 42

2016 Cabrinha S/B 12m 20 to 25mph 2014 Crazyfly Elite 140 X 42

2016 Cabrinha Velocity 14m 17 to 23mph 2014 Elite/2016 C/F Cruiser 145 X 48

2016 Cabrinha Velocity 16m 14 to 19mph 2016 Crazyfly LW 160 X 44

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby iriejohn » Thu May 30, 2019 11:53 am

I am 83kg, Lieuwe Shotgun TT 136 x 40.5, Ozone kites, can't boost (ACL injury :-( )

Enduro V2
6m = 24-32 knots
8m = 21-28 knots
10m = 18-25 knots
12m = 15-22 knots

Zephyr V5
10-17 knots

Sweet spots are about 2 knots more than minimum to 2 knots less than maximum.

Don't bother with 35+ knots because the sea is usually a mess with big wind lulls and gusts.

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby elguapo » Thu May 30, 2019 12:18 pm

i 'll give my experiences on kites i currently use...

i'm about 79 kg...give or take a pie.
i do not believe i have been out in over 30 knots..and in 2019 i'm making the effort to use foil more.

flysurfer peak4 5m: good from 5 kts or so...good at least up to mid 20s (never used in stronger winds yet)
concept air wave 4.5 good from mid teens...not seen the upper limit.
flysurfer soul 6m: good when whitecaps show up (~10 knots)..not seen the upper
flysurfer soul 12m: use it to practice transitions lately...and on TT board. excels slightly overpowered for boosting (~mid to upper 20s).
Gin Marabou 12m: 5-10 knots.. still learning it..but using primarily in lightwinds when i dont feel like swimming (with the FS peak4)

TT board 134x41
foil wing moses 633 or 790

pretty much all except the wave will get you going on a surf wing (foil) IF you can simply launch the kite..


recent travel quivers(with foil only):
5m peak4 & 6m soul
4.5m wave, 6m soul, 12m marabou

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby JakeFarley » Thu May 30, 2019 3:13 pm

I'm about 92 kg.

Board: Twintip - 135 x 46

Kites: FS Speed 5 21m - 9-18knots Overpowered around 17-18 knots. Can't stay upwind under 9 knots.
Cabrinha 16m Xbow - 11-20knots Overpowered at 20 knots. Can ride in 9-10 knots but going downwind.
Best HP Nemesis 14m - 12-22knots
Cabrinha 11m Xbow - 14-25knots
Best Yarga 9m - 20-30knots
FS Soul 12m - 11-?? knots Have only flown it twice up to 18 knots (not overpowered). FS website states it is good up to 26knots.

When getting overpowered I switch boards to a 140 x 36 or my custom surfboard (slow board).

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby downunder » Thu May 30, 2019 4:02 pm

You are a beginner and have 4 kites and 2 boards?

Sure...

The wind/kite sizes is on the website, no?

The ba.lls size is not tho ;) it helps with gusts.

And to the guys who responded, completely missed the point. No beginner should go out on more than 18-20kn.

This is not about you guys showing out, but a common sense for a beginner. You can all edge, right? So...

So sometimes we need to be responsible and suppress our personal achievements.

Thanks

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby badgb21 » Thu May 30, 2019 7:04 pm

How ignorant of us not to check of he's had lessons, a medical check, how far he can swim, his state of fitness etc.

We just answered the guys question FFS.

Heaven forbid he's wants to research such a topic without clearing that shit first.
I have a car that does 144 mph, doesn't mean I'm going to go and do it.

FYI I didn't see any cock waving, just answers to a reasonable question.

Patronizing tw*t

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu May 30, 2019 10:53 pm

NeonLeon wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 am
Hi,

I am a beginner and love to make my table to guide me which kite/board to choose at which windspeed.

I am 90kg
7, 9, 12m North rebels
17m North Juice

North Spike 155cm board
North Select 137cm board

A few hints:
First off, as a beginner, estimating windspeed is almost not possible, and a hand held windmeter can be risky if you are not aware of how "wind" works in detail and have experience.
So always seek to ask others at your spot, if possible, whether your size seems right.
If not possible, start with a kite too small, and rig bigger if too small - just to stay safe.

Regarding your boards, use the big one only while learning, very simple.
Later you can change boards, if sufficient wind for a given kite you pick the small one, and if you can not hold ground use the big one.
If still not, pick a size bigger kite.

At 90 kg -
17 m2 use it when below 16 knots.
12 m2 when 16 to 21 knots.
9 m2 when 22 to 25 knots.
7 m2 when 26 to 29 knots.

As rough guidelines for now, so you should be able to ride without getting out in scary much wind.

Later you can ride in both less and more wind.

Dont use the 7 m2 for starters, as very risky if you are a beginner in this wind - but if you can ride some and have good kite control, no problem.

Hope this helps :D

8) Peter

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby downunder » Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 am

badgb21 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:04 pm
How ignorant of us not to check of he's had lessons, a medical check, how far he can swim, his state of fitness etc.

We just answered the guys question FFS.

Heaven forbid he's wants to research such a topic without clearing that shit first.
I have a car that does 144 mph, doesn't mean I'm going to go and do it.

FYI I didn't see any cock waving, just answers to a reasonable question.

Patronizing tw*t

Really?

You did not but I did. The guy clearly HAS kites/boards but you choose to wave your cock.

Not only that you choose to wave your cock, but clearly indicated what year your cock is. Great pimping.

Shall we speak more about cocks? We've been cocky, are we...

Now lets think about the wind range of North Rebels and CrazyFly Elite and how do they compare in everything.

And how is that relevant to OP.

You waving your co.ck again with your car. Incredible. Big ego. BIG! Sorry about that, someone got to tell you. Not good with a critique? Well, that's ego, isn't it...

And good on you Peter, well done.

I still think the OP is pulling our leg tho, so this is all irrelevant. No one asks this as a first post, no one.

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Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

Postby badgb21 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:02 am

Yep, you proved it again.
Patronizing tw*t



downunder wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 am
badgb21 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:04 pm
How ignorant of us not to check of he's had lessons, a medical check, how far he can swim, his state of fitness etc.

We just answered the guys question FFS.

Heaven forbid he's wants to research such a topic without clearing that shit first.
I have a car that does 144 mph, doesn't mean I'm going to go and do it.

FYI I didn't see any cock waving, just answers to a reasonable question.

Patronizing tw*t

Really?

You did not but I did. The guy clearly HAS kites/boards but you choose to wave your cock.

Not only that you choose to wave your cock, but clearly indicated what year your cock is. Great pimping.

Shall we speak more about cocks? We've been cocky, are we...

Now lets think about the wind range of North Rebels and CrazyFly Elite and how do they compare in everything.

And how is that relevant to OP.

You waving your co.ck again with your car. Incredible. Big ego. BIG! Sorry about that, someone got to tell you. Not good with a critique? Well, that's ego, isn't it...

And good on you Peter, well done.

I still think the OP is pulling our leg tho, so this is all irrelevant. No one asks this as a first post, no one.


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