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Re: Kite type for gusty weather

Postby Steve271 » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:04 am

+1 for XRs
I started on SB’s, but immediately switched after trying XR’s-just like the feel.
Very well suited to gusty inland lakes. The are just all round smoother and easier to launch, fly & jump at our level. Not proclaiming any real skill.
Interestingly, when we head to places with smoother wind, we often find ourselves running slightly larger kites than locals (of similar skill) with 3 struts, just because we are used to strong gusts and enjoy being powered up with the XRs.
Can’t speak to the other brands / models.

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Re: Kite type for gusty weather

Postby AndersP » Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:04 am

It's not only sbout the kite. It's sbout the settings.
Bridle settings will increase/decrease bar depower range.

I it's gusty I prefer more bar depower range to absorb the gusts and have a smother ride.
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Re: Kite type for gusty weather

Postby apollo4000 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:24 pm

They'd never admit it, but the deafing silence from the foil-kite pushers is insightful. I have 2 x souls but hate them in gusts, but seem to recall claims about good in gusts - maybe wrong.

Clearly not otherwise they'd be hear plugging away.

My favourite kite in the gusts is either a 5 line 2016 rebel as the loaded front line is amazing or neo or evo. I have a enduro 9m but not tried it out yet so can't comment. Looks like the LEI have it.

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Re: Kite type for gusty weather

Postby jumptheshark » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:27 am

I think the peak crowd just figure this thread is a non foiling question.

If you mean to include foiling………..


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Re: Kite type for gusty weather

Postby edt » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:37 am

yeah heard nothing but great things about the peak in gusts. better than a tube kite? I'll find out.

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