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Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby CTsurfer77 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:14 am

Hi guys! I haven’t been kiting in almost 2 years because its near I possible to get out having the beach 1h away and a kid at home. Now I’m thinking to try kiting at the local lake. I’m planning on getting a 12m kite for that. The conditions are usually pretty gusty so I’d need something that handles gusts well. I have something in mind already but won’t mention it as I’m trying to be open to any suggestions. Thank you.

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby Jyoder » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:23 am

Hydrofoil or planing board like TT or directional?

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby Janus » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:49 am

Hydrofoil? Wind strenght?
I have something in mind too but it ain’t gonna be a 12.. 8)

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby CTsurfer77 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:48 am

Hah, yes, that would have been useful info. The lake has a lot of seaweed so I’m looking to ride one of my bi-directional boards. Wind range 15 to 20 knots. Thank you.

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby Janus » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 am

Ah ok that skips the Peak’s..
Don’t know your weight.. but since you’re familiar with Speed’s you could try a 12m Soul...

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby lonekiter » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:38 am

I ended up getting a Pansh A15 12m. I have been very happy with it.

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby Adventure Logs » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:02 am

Easy answer, get a Soul.

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Re: Best 12m kite for gusty lake conditions.

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:19 pm

For inflatable kites take the Duotone Rebel, 5 struts, crazy lowend en handles gusts very well.


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