meusmeus wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:45 am
FLandOBX wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 am
+1. I agree with Toby. For a 100 kg rider, bigger would be better, especially for lighter wind. Have you considered the Contra 17 m? It's a great kite for lighter wind, and it has lots of range. I like the 15 m Contra, too, but I prefer the 17 m (I'm 80 kg). You won't regret having the extra size in light wind.
The only issue with the Contra 17 for you might be that your other kite is 11 m, so there's quite a gap. You can bridge the gap with a variety of boards. But when the wind is light, I think you'd enjoy the Contra 17.
Thanks for your reply!
You think I will regret the 15?, have my mind set on it now and can get a really good deal. With my current weight from which wind do you expect I can go?
I have a 43cm wide board. Will I gain alot by getting a bigger board together with the 15?
Toby is different in several aspects. He rides huge kite and a tiny board.
In my progression I went from 19m thorough 16m to 15m kite size (while riding 159x45cm door) and then bumped to 170x50cm door for lightest of the winds.
Every time I went down in size I had kite responsiveness increased, and less of a feeling of riding a zamboni.
if you at 100kg can ride your 11m under regular conditions and you say you're going to 92kg weight - get a 15m. You will not regret it. 17m will work too but it'll be slower and less fun. Then get a 14m as well to fill in the gap.
14m freeride kite would be fun to ride in pre-whitecap conditions,
Or you can skip over huge wing and learn to foil and 11m kite will be the largest you'd need - as it happened for me. It's about a year since I sold my 15m and I haven't regretted it.
What is your board (or your largest board)?