Peert wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:52 am
Just a thought...
Wouldn't it 'work' if you like a very slow ride and pick a kite several sizes smaller than you normally would?
But this is what we do with our 1200 cm2 Surf wings now Peert, pick two sizes smaller kites
So for average weights it seems too big with 2100 cm2, but for 140 kg riders it is spot on as a wing for surf and small kites.
But I see a problem here though, as waterstarting with small kites if that heavy, would not be possible...
Even when I @78 kg am out in 12 knots with a 6 or 7 m2 on a 1200 cm2 wing, I sometimes lack power to waterstart, eventhough sufficient to ride this big thing once up.
This would just be even more difficult with even bigger wings and smaller kites I would say
Dont know, just a thought and experiences
On the other hand, maybe the idea is they can not outrun the wave because of drag, so a lot easier to make turns on waves even with a bit bigger kite, without accelerating too much - so if they turn well it might work?
Could be a bit sceptical though, about if the can turn fast
But okay, was also sceptical about the 1200 ones, and they turn really narrow because of low AR and going slower
Will be interesting to see...
I go back and fourth now between the 800 and 1200 cm2 depending on what I want, as sometimes the 800 is way more fun, other times just opposite - but that is another thread somewhere in here.