19773Re: [ksurf] Too much wind...
- Oct 1, 2000on 2/10/00 10:57 AM, KiteBoard@... at KiteBoard@... wrote:
> david@... writes:Next size up is 7.5. There was no way I was taking that out, as the stronger
> << I went out with the Naish 5.0 as the wind had backed off to 18-27knots. >>
> This seems odd, since even at only 62kg (135lb) I'm still having fun in 25
> knots with my 7.5 AR5 (can barely handle 30), although that is a big range,
> going all the way down to 18. I'm curious what you weigh, & what's your next
> size up from the 5.0?
squalls coming through were pretty strong. I had already witnessed one of
the most experienced kitesurfers I know getting blown halfway out into the
bay - he nearly lost his kite.
If it was 25knots and perfectly consistent - I may have considered the 7.5.
It was a kitesurfing demo day - and I was the only person out because the
wind was pretty crazy. The wind meter said 18-27knots - but it seemed pretty
scary despite this.
There was someone kitesurfing with a tiny 2 line stunt kite!
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