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mattaiken MYS NKB
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Re: Kite size for strapless vs. twin tips riding

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:05 am

knotwindy wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Long answer; depends upon a million things, size of waves, speed of waves, steepness, size of board, etc bla, bla, bla

Short answer; 9m
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Re: Kite size for strapless vs. twin tips riding

Postby nherbold » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:50 pm

If usually you ride a 12M2 with twintip than a 9 should be fine.
In my experience SoCal was mostly bigger kites for twintips (i.e 15m2), but again if your 12 works than a 9 indeed.

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Re: Kite size for strapless vs. twin tips riding

Postby Matteo V » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:38 am

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:05 am
knotwindy wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Long answer; depends upon a million things, size of waves, speed of waves, steepness, size of board, etc bla, bla, bla

Short answer; 9m
It appears we have an early candidate for Best Post of the Year Award. Bravo sir (although I find I can ride my 8m in basically anything but nuking).
I'm jealous. For real. I strive to have the accuracy and simplicity of words as Alan B West.

Naughty (my affectionate name for knotwindy), you have achieved what I can't possibly hope to..


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