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Re: Kites available in sizes smalelr than 4m?

Postby tkaraszewski » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:18 pm

windmaker wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:09 pm
K-Roy wrote:
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windmaker wrote:
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I also own a quiver of 4/5/6 and 8m Bandits and also a 3m Breeze. It is excellent for hydrofoiling in strong winds, super smooth and progressive, my no limits kite!
Hello Windmaker,

I have a quiver of Bandits, with 6m as the smallest, thinking of getting a 4m as well.
Would you recommend the 4m Breeze as a better high wind foil kite option and why?

thx
I initially bought a 3m Breeze because the Bandit didn't exist in smaller than 4m but don't regret it. I am even thinking of replacing in the future my 4m Bandit with the same size Breeze. This kite is super light in the hands but with a very good bar feeling. It is less punchy than the Bandit (not good for jumping) and drifts like crazy. Could be also excellent on a surfboard. The power is slightly less than the equivalent bandit so 4m Breeze= Bandit 3.5m (if it existed).

Here is a video of someone riding a 5m Breeze (25kts) 15m lines).

That video makes me want to go wherever that is.

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby plummet » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:22 pm

I need a smaller kite than a 4m too. Was out yesterday on my 4m uno in 30-35 and was way to powered for the steam train swells coming through... WAY to powered. But I probably would have been too powered with zero m kite! the speed and left out of those fast swells is intense. I probably need a 2.5-3m kite and a 300m3 front wing for those days!........

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby OzBungy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:37 pm

geokite wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Looking for thoughts on using a 4m Switch Element with a Lift 170 at Sherman Island (summer wind averages about 20-25mph). If too much (kite or wing), would you recommend getting a 3m Element, or a Lift 150?

Thanks for your input!
I have a 4m Element. It's an excellent kite. I highly recommend it. They also do a 3m. I see on the web site that Switch are out of stock in most sizes of the Element. That might mean that a new model is on the way.
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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby foilholio » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:41 am

Pansh have 3,4,5m Genesis. I suggest you guys try shorter lines. You can fly small foil kites off their bridles.

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby geokite » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:40 pm

OzBungy wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:37 pm
geokite wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Looking for thoughts on using a 4m Switch Element with a Lift 170 at Sherman Island (summer wind averages about 20-25mph). If too much (kite or wing), would you recommend getting a 3m Element, or a Lift 150?

Thanks for your input!
I have a 4m Element. It's an excellent kite. I highly recommend it. They also do a 3m. I see on the web site that Switch are out of stock in most sizes of the Element. That might mean that a new model is on the way.
Just picked up the 3m on sale, seemed like a really good price at '40% off'.

What length lines do you recommend for the 4m? 150lb, Lift 170, 20-25mph

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby slowboat » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:28 am

23 or 27. I like longer lines on tiny kites. Sometimes you need the extra low end to get started in waves. Also, seems to slow things down a bit if you don’t use the 3 often and aren’t used to the speed.
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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:41 am

slowboat wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:28 am
23 or 27. I like longer lines on tiny kites. Sometimes you need the extra low end to get started in waves. Also, seems to slow things down a bit if you don’t use the 3 often and aren’t used to the speed.

Me too, I use my regular normal "short" lines meaning 26-27 m for the smallest kites 3.5 m2 and 5.

And then long lines 30 m with kites at or bigger than 10 m2 typically, as then its below 8 knots of wind for me.

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby Nem0 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:59 pm

junebug wrote:
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I can’t imagine flying a 12m in 20kn. I change my 7m out for my 5m at 15/16kn and my 5m for my 4m at 18/19kn.
Use a normal TT or diri and you can fly normal kites! :cool2:

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Re: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?

Postby junebug » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:08 pm

Nem0 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:59 pm
junebug wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:28 pm
I can’t imagine flying a 12m in 20kn. I change my 7m out for my 5m at 15/16kn and my 5m for my 4m at 18/19kn.
Use a normal TT or diri and you can fly normal kites! :cool2:
I love flying small kites. I just got a 3m and I can’t wait for the next 20kn+ day to try it out.

Small kites are the new normal.


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