25732Re: 7m AR 3.5 vs 9.5 AR 5 kite size
- Feb 1, 2001I 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> But if a windy day is around 15-20 knots, then you almost don't
> anything smaller than the 9.5 at 165lbs.
> When flying 4line, and when you get better - you will go with the
> 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
> IMO you will be fine, with a 9.5 to complement your 13.5 !
> --- In kitesurf@y..., tvn1@a... wrote:
> > I am 165 lbs and still learning to go upwind. I have a 13.5m AR
> > and a 7m ar 3.5 inflatable and ride a 7' directional. I am
> > 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
> 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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