Original question was about having "fun" as a tall heavy guy.1234567Simon wrote: ↑Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:44 pmHmmm... in this case my point was, to explain that even with 75kg a 17m makes sense.Go to the beach and put on a backpack with another 30kg in it and get back to us. Smaller guys just don't get it
The original question was: which kite for 100 kg in winds from 7-22 knots.
My answer: as big as possible. And for the Strong days a 12m.
17m makes sense with 75kg riders because it works as advertised in low wind. It won't when you're over the designed weight range by about 50%. It simply won't "turn on" until the wind picks up, so there's no massive gain in bottom end like there is for "average" riders.
Imagine that the bottom ends are all compressed and the top end dragged out ... to infinity, if you're Toby.
I've had the biggest kites and the biggest twin tips -- nothing "fun" is happening until 15 knots. Depends on your definition of fun, but I don't think it ever includes slogging back and forth, working the kite, running aground then walking back up the beach...?