Re: ARX vs Airblast vs AR5
- Either Naish AR5 13.5 or 11.5 would work now. But the 11.5 will be
weak for the low range. I'd recommend the 15.5, but you want it for a
much higher wind range.
The ARX is even better, improved foil/aspect ratio/tapered
shape/materials/range. Note the newer AR5's have been upgraded,
materials are better. ARX will rock the kite world.
--- In kitesurf@y..., Andre Myburgh <andrem@d...> wrote:
> It still sounds as though the 11.5 would suit me (<< a 98KG guy )
best - I'm
> not too worried about the lower range - we usaully have 12+ winds -
> be able to hang on in 25+ as my skill progress, thats cool. Main
thing is, I
> can't afford more than one kite, so I need something to stay on the
> with as much as possible in the biggest possible wind range. From
> read, the Airblast has a bigger range than the AR5? (and the ARX?).
> size Airblast would suit me then?
> Thanks again for the replies, it really helps (also to keep me sane
> wait to buy my first inflatable)
> BTW, I've been flying two line foils for about 4 years now (no
> though) and have surfed for 2 years, so I've allready been advised
not to go
> for the AR3.5 types.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: KiteBoard@a... [mailto:KiteBoard@a...]
> Sent: 01 February 2001 08:06
> To: kitesurf@y...
> Subject: Re: [ksurf] Re: ARX vs Airblast vs AR5
> In a message dated 1/31/01 4:27:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> adlamont@b... writes:
> << a 98KG guy on his first
> inflatable? will he have a good time in 10 knots with an 11.5? >>
> Probably not, unless he's on a huge board, but then I didn't say he
> on an 11.5 ...
> << and
> will he be able to hang on to it in 20 Knots plus? >>
> Not at first, but later yes (if it's a kite with which he can
> upwind in 10 knots). His low range will develop later also (maybe
> or 14 knots at first, then only 10 as skill increases).
> <<< to unsubscribe send a message to kitesurf-