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Re: A15m for a heavier guy

Postby HALF » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 am

I have a 15m soul, and a friend bought the 15m A15, I am around 200lbs.
In general the A15 has a lot of pull, and in stock configuration almost no depower (you really need to add extensions to the side lines).
The wind range that I would use it is
10kn+ with a door style
14kn+ with a normal TT
upper range no more than 21-22kn, unless you are really comfortable being overpowered.

A different friend bought the 18m A15, and while I didn't use it too much he weights around 250lbs and he loves it in the same conditions when I use the 15.
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Re: A15m for a heavier guy

Postby Bille » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:51 pm

foilholio wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:46 am
A 15m A15 should have a lot more power than a 15m C4 maybe like a 19m C4,
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That is what i wanted to see !!! :D :thumb:


HALF wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 am
I have a 15m soul, and a friend bought the 15m A15, I am around 200lbs.
In general the A15 has a lot of pull, and in stock configuration almost no depower (you really need to add extensions to the side lines).
The wind range that I would use it is
10kn+ with a door style
14kn+ with a normal TT
upper range no more than 21-22kn, unless you are really comfortable being overpowered.

...
That's a Great speed-range ; our weight's are nearly the same !! :D

OK , so i put the ozone bar for my 13m edge on the A-15 ,(15M) , and add pulleys
for a longer sheeting range ?

I got everything above 18kt covered ; if it's less than 12kt, then i
go fishing , or flying the Hang-Glider !!

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Re: A15m for a heavier guy

Postby Bille » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:10 pm

downunder wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 am
Edge.

I sold all my foils. It's not about them, but me :) I love pumping the kite, get that six pack, and not to swim in. All my buddies were swimming in at some stage. Not me. Hate it.
Foils are fine, nice to fly, but the benefits for recreational kiter are low. Plus, ex-PG pilot, fine with bridles, etc.
I still appreciate the different prospective ! :thumb:

Some positives For a foil kite :

1) They deploy Faster than an LEI ; from bag to zenith.

2) They pack-up faster, and smaller than an LEI.

3) More grunt on the lower-end of the wind-range, than an LEI or
the same size.

4) They are WAY lighter than an LEI.

Do i still Like flying my LEI's , (YES) ; each type kite, has it's own flaws
and positives.
If i'm breaking out the 15M , A-15 , then i just came in under-powered
with my 13M Edge , and i ain't in any mood for pumping up a bigger kite ; i
just wanna get back on the water, as Fast as i can. That is why i just decided
to get a new 15M , A-15 pansh.

Let Ya know -- how it goes !

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Re: A15m for a heavier guy

Postby foilholio » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:56 am

Good list I agree, add they are the cheapest because Pansh.


If you are still using your 13m Edge an 18m is a good option but you will enjoy the 15m.


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