Topaz wrote: ↑
Sat May 01, 2021 12:40 pm
yotamss wrote: ↑
Sat May 01, 2021 9:58 am
Topaz wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:25 pm
If without bar, that's the price of a last-year-brand-new kite. The warranty is a good thing, though. They'll probably repair your kite if it fails and it's not your fault?
If you're not too desperate to get your kite, then browse around the web to check prices. Real Kiteboarding has some nice sales now for new stuff.
Are you planning on getting one kite or two? You also have to decide the size or sizes you'll get, considering the wind at your local spot. Being lightweight, you'll do fine with one or two sizes smaller than average.
If you have plenty of mid and strong wind, maybe 10m and 7m could work for you. If it's more like light wind, maybe a 10m 14m combo.
If you have to make it a one kite quiver, something in the 10m-12m range could work.
But if you're done with your lessons and are really eager to jump on the water right away, Just get the Evo or Rebel that your instructor offered you and go with that. Those are good kites and you'll be able to sell them in the future once you have a better idea of what you want.
I am planning to buy one kite only (at least right now) in my place the wind is about 12 to 20 knots at the session.
I weight about 56 kg, do you think an evo 9 will be good for me?
12-20 kts is kind of a wide range for only one kite being a beginner on a twin tip. A 9m will serve you well on the high end of that range. Probably 16 or 17 up to 20 and probably a bit above 20 when you get better is my guess.
To kite in wind around 15kts, a 12-14m kite could be fine for you weight.
12kts is light wind. Even though you're light, to kite in 12kts you will need a big kite, around 17m and a big board, over 150cm. Light wind gear is expensive, and for many, not so much fun.
In that wind range, with only one kite, I'd personally go on a 12m. You could start using it around 15kts. As you get better, you'll be able to hold it with stronger winds. Later on you can combine it with a 9m, or you can sell the 12 and get a 10m-14m set.
And for light wind, you may can get a foil board and use it with your 12m kite.
Have you met people in your local spot yet? Ask them what kite they use the most, always with a twin tip. Foilers and srufers can go on smaller kites.
That is a bit pessimistic. I think you are thinking that the kite would be in optimal range and starting to boost nicely in jumps right away.
56kg would not need a 17m2. That size would have too small total range (especially high end would be terrible low) to really get the benefits of a big kite. 14-15 max.
I think it is better to define a bit more the kites range and what he can do in that wind. Assumption 1. to be able to ride nicely and learn more and not need to be able to boost high jumps in 12 knots. 2 using a good, ok planning board which is allround size for him.
I am more than 15kg heavier than him and I can ride and keep my ground in 12 knots with Evo 12 and Jaime SLS 133. I can do transitions and small hops but real jumps require more wind.
Based on that 56kg would be able to ride a 12 nicely in average wind of 12 knots (wind varying 10-14knots). Jumps would not be that high but better to get more routine to just riding and kite control.
So I do not think that the low end is a problem with 12 in 12 knots. The problem with light rider is that a kite gets big sooner so the loss in top end is bigger than the gain in low end. 56kg would be ok to ride in 20 knots with Evo 12 but atleast in the beginning it is not fun and may be scary. After getting used to it and learning more that is ok.
However, 9 in 12 knots would be too little. It would be very frustrating to have just a bit too small kite and only getting on board in gusts. He would get to plane if wind does not drop under 13 and average 14 knots. That is still just to get going and keeping ground. 9 would be great in 20 knots though.
If any Evo size would be available to 56 kg for 12-20 knots, I would pick an 11 in this case. If only 12 or 9, then 12 to prioritise the lower end of the range. If winds would be more on the 15-20 knots + gust on top then 9 would suit the bill.