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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby Flyboy » Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:23 am

I can't believe y'all are posting girlfriends'/wives' weights in a public forum. :o

12m, 9m, 7m is pretty much the classic 3 kite quiver. A 12m should get you going in a little less than 15 knots depending on the board & skill level. However, the 9m might be a little small for the GF in 15 knots. It might make sense to go 12m, 10m, 8m to start ... & then add a 6m & possibly a 15m for lighter winds later.

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby tautologies » Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:09 pm

JJunior wrote:
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:08 pm
Hi all

Looking at buying a first set of kites. Will be sharing the quiver with my girlfriend so the cost is halved :D

I weigh 72kg, gf weighs 62kg.

We would like to be able to kite in 15mph up to say 25mph. Will be using 'beginner' boards that are in the bigger sizes for our weight to start with.

Would a set of Duotone Evo's in 7m, 9m and 11m work with that wind range for both of us? (i.e. gf being on a size down from me)

Would like to be able to kite in lighter wind at some point. Say 10-15mph but I'm assuming that's when I would need a light wind specific kite and a door board or foil... For the future maybe... So hoping that for now an 11m would do for 15mph and up at my weight and a 9m for 15mph and up at my gf's weight? Would this set-up work in more marginal conditions like 12-15mph? Live in the UK and the wind seems to be either super strong or super light here unfortunately.

Help and insight appreciated :)
Talk with people at your local spot. Find out how they monitor the wind and see what sizes they get.
Do not even go in super light winds until you are going upwind comfortably. It is a different sport altogether.

For kites, also take a look at the naish range. I use Pivot and you can easily get a pivot that will essentially be a kite you can use until it dies. If you want something more beginner-oriented the triad has a good reputation although I have not used it. The difference will be that the triad has more sheet and go type feel, ie you can power it more using just sheeting action on the bar, and the pivot you sine more. A kite that is in between is the slash, which is super stable, not punchy, and has an insane wind range.

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby SolarSet » Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:22 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:23 am
I can't believe y'all are posting girlfriends'/wives' weights in a public forum. :o

12m, 9m, 7m is pretty much the classic 3 kite quiver. A 12m should get you going in a little less than 15 knots depending on the board & skill level. However, the 9m might be a little small for the GF in 15 knots. It might make sense to go 12m, 10m, 8m to start ... & then add a 6m & possibly a 15m for lighter winds later.
That's a very good point, 7/9/12 would be perfect for 75kg person but if someone would share it with 65kg it looks too wide. 10kg in weight is around 1m^2 difference in kite.
I'm 90kg and I'm getting my next quiver 8/10/13m for TT & foiling.

She would likely ride 8/10m and you 10/12m most often.

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby Flyboy » Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:57 pm

SolarSet wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:22 pm

That's a very good point, 7/9/12 would be perfect for 75kg person but if someone would share it with 65kg it looks too wide. 10kg in weight is around 1m^2 difference in kite.
I'm 90kg and I'm getting my next quiver 8/10/13m for TT & foiling.

She would likely ride 8/10m and you 10/12m most often.
Exactly: 8/10 for her, 10/12 for the guy. Building a quiver for two people is not the same as building a quiver for one person. Better to build with a view to the longer term & starting with 10m & 8m makes the most sense IMO.

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby alsky » Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:29 pm

It's about the same for us - 7/9/9/12. We have two 9's because that is our most flown kite, all Naish Pivots. I had an 11 for awhile, but just didn't see the crossover.

As far as boards go, find what fits and works, as you are more efficient. Otherwise, you can add a directional into the mix and it will give you a little more buoyancy if you're slightly underpowered on TT.

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby Pana » Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:38 am

alsky wrote:
Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:29 pm
It's about the same for us - 7/9/9/12. We have two 9's because that is our most flown kite, all Naish Pivots. I had an 11 for awhile, but just didn't see the crossover.

As far as boards go, find what fits and works, as you are more efficient. Otherwise, you can add a directional into the mix and it will give you a little more buoyancy if you're slightly underpowered on TT.
If you both use the 9 at the same time then you would use the 7 & 12 at the same time, i don’t get it. If you do not use them at the same time why not go 8-9 or 9-10 ?

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Re: Kite Quiver Advice

Postby alsky » Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:01 pm

We had the kites before we met, and just changed out my older set and are now on a 7/8/9/10 quiver of Pivots between the two of us.


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