[ksurf] Advice wanted on Naish Kite Sizes
- Hi there,
I am a beginner, and about to order my first Kite (Naish). I am quite
heavy (97kg or 214pounds) and want to sail in the broadest windrange
possible - but mainly in our Melbourne seabreezes which could be
anywhere between 12 and 22 knots.
I am a very experienced Sailboarder - and have a heap of windsurfing
high wind gear that I would probrably use in stronger wind.
I know that kitesurfing can be done in lighter winds than windsurfing -
but I am guessing that like Windsurfing, the fun starts above 15 knots?
Initially I thought this could be a lite(r) wind alternative, but I
know that once I get into it i'll be wanting to sail in stronger wind!
What I am trying to decide is - should I go the Naish 7m or the 9m? I
have read the recommended wind ranges for the kites - but is there
anyone who is a similar weight than can offer some advice? I will
probrably get a 195cm directional board. Also where I sail is by no
means surf - but it can get quite rough in the stronger seabreezes.