Any updates on user reviews ????
I just got used X19 and wondering if there are any suggestions on wind range that I can use that kite with Airush Sector v2 60 or 145x43 twintip when I am 200lbs ....
Any insider tricks or tips ????
Thanks ...... Kober
an user review...although a total beginner one
Done the water-start this July, with no more than 5 (five) sessions after... then in mid August dropped the ca$h and took an X-19 for your light-wind shore (Black Sea, Romania).
Unpacked the kite supervised by Dorin, my instructor, he lifted it up for the first time, game me the kite and....there I went, up-wind, downwind, back to the starting point, small waves ridding...all this in 6-12 knots, on a Nobile Flying Carper.
Then wind went up to 16 knots and I became overpowered, so off to shore with me.
But I did this 3 days in a row, 3-4 hours per day in total, no problem, nice and easy!
Recently, I took the Spleene on a lake, in 5-6 knots, with a Trans lightwind board, also extremely stable, great upwind, I even tried to ride switch/fakey and do a couple of smallish jumps (barely left the surface of the water, but hey! I am new here).
What I can tell you is I have seen my instructor and his friends doing insane jumps, with big air-time, ralley, riding blind, doing hand-passes, and some other tricks I don`t know to nominate
Bottom line: in winds of 6-15 knots (should I say breeze) with a big board (door of 160cm or more), a rider of up to 100 kg is okay. Over 15 knots, you need to downsize the board up to some 20 knots, above which the Spleene transforms from a kite to a paraglider and you will start to scream to the other beach guys: "Somebody grab my harness!!!"
hope this helps
P.S. please don`t laugh of me