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Re: best type of front wing for very light wind conditions for kiting

Postby PrfctChaos » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:56 pm

The North HA1250 looks like a good bet for a light wind wing. 1250cm^2 area and 895mm wingspan.

Haven't tried one sorry, but it looks pretty similar to my favourite lightwind wing, Gong veloce L. 1300cm^2 area and 820mm wingspan, thin profile.

The wide 1005 mm wingspan of the HA1450 might be inconvenient for kiting, or maybe it's fine who knows. If had a North foil my money would be on the HA1250 and their thinnest raciest stab.
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Re: best type of front wing for very light wind conditions for kiting

Postby Kitedougiefresh » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:12 pm

I am having great success on the Infinity 99 by SS. It is 2371 cm and quite nimble for its size. I am 105KG.

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Re: best type of front wing for very light wind conditions for kiting

Postby joriws » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:58 am

Kitedougiefresh wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:12 pm
I am having great success on the Infinity 99 by SS. It is 2371 cm and quite nimble for its size. I am 105KG.
Sorry to hijack the topic for this question..

How is Peak4 8m working with "our size kiter" on low end side (you list Peak4 8m in your profile)? Can you foil with it in single digit winds in knots? Kite power impulse to get from water to board and accelerate to foiling speed is the main thing for comment. Do you find it easy in 8-10kn or does it work at all? Or can you go even 6-7kn range? How would you compare it to Peak4 5m, which I also have..

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Re: best type of front wing for very light wind conditions for kiting

Postby Kitedougiefresh » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:26 pm

I was able to ride in 9 knots using the 8 m Peak. I was riding no problem but needing to move the kite around during the lulls a little. Nothing crazy. My wing has a stall speed of around 3-4 knots so for me, it is all about just getting my fat butt out of the water. I don't think I could have gotten my 5M Peak to pull me out, and I would have had to work it all the time even if I could have gotten on foil. Sometimes i would send the kite and get up but not have enough time to send it again so i would do a kite loop to keep the power on and that worked great.
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