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27158Re: ARC 840?

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  • kitesurfer@bigpond.com
    Mar 5, 2001
      --- In kitesurf@y..., "Roy Payne" <roy.payne=kite@b...> wrote:
      > Help starting out - What to buy? - ARC?
      >
      > Directional board (still deciding brand/size), 10-15kts average -
      some days
      > more. Would a ARC 840 be a good choice or the 1120? The cost of
      imported
      > inflatables put me off these even though they may be better for
      learning on.
      >
      > If the 1120 is preferred for this wind will it be possible to learn
      on?
      >
      > I cannot find much information on 'real' wind/weight performance
      for these
      > kites - can anyone provide some feedback here?
      >
      > I was considering converting one of my old wave boards to learn on
      > initially - I realise it would be too big & heavy to jump - has
      anyone else
      > used old boards? (8'6 pintail - no I don't have a surfboard to
      convert). I
      > thought this may enable me to get the basics on the wave board and
      then
      > purchase a more advanced & smaller directional or twin tip.
      >
      > Years of windsurf & some stunt kite experience.
      > NB I weigh ~ 75kg.
      >
      > Thanks
      > Roy
      >
      >
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