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25732Re: 7m AR 3.5 vs 9.5 AR 5 kite size

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  • Ro
    Feb 1, 2001
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      I own a CA 7.2 and a Naish AR5 9.5 and 11.5.

      The Naishes are OK in not overlapping. But the 7.2 foil and the 9.5
      Naish do overlap almost totally. I fly the foil on 2 line mode only.

      Rod



      --- In kitesurf@egroups.com, "Peter Frank" <PeterFrank@A...> wrote:
      > Well - you have quite a gap, as you say.
      > Are you flying the 7m 4line ?
      >
      > The AR3.5's are actually really good, in the small sizes - and I
      > believe the 9.5 will overlap your 7 slightly, but certainly not
      fully.
      >
      > But if a windy day is around 15-20 knots, then you almost don't
      need
      > anything smaller than the 9.5 at 165lbs.
      >
      > When flying 4line, and when you get better - you will go with the
      9.5
      > in more wind than now.
      >
      > I use a 9.5 in 16-24 knots, and I am 160lbs.
      > But wind strength is such an odd thing to discuss
      > (individual/different...)
      >
      > IMO you will be fine, with a 9.5 to complement your 13.5 !
      >
      > Peter.
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@y..., tvn1@a... wrote:
      > > I am 165 lbs and still learning to go upwind. I have a 13.5m AR
      5
      > inflatable
      > > and a 7m ar 3.5 inflatable and ride a 7' directional. I am
      > considering
      > > buying a year 2000 9.5 ar 5 brand new at a good price, I am
      > wondering if it
      > > will overlap the 7m ar 3.5 enough to replace it for the windier
      > days around
      > > here ~15-20 knots? As it is now I have a fairly good sized gap
      in
      > kite size.
      > > Or will the 7m start being good when the 9.5 is maxing out? I'd
      > rather just
      > > own the 2 kites.
      > > Thanks
      > > Vince, in Seattle
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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