Re: What is everybody riding as a lite wind board
- With lightwind, you need EVERYTHING going for you, so go big (surface
area) and go floaty (volume)... The jumps suck in lightwind anyway,
so who cares about using a big board (which will hamper jumps).
Maybe you can do some waveriding (big boards help here too)...and you
can still jump off of waves (using the momentum for air rather than
the slow lift you will get from the kite).
I'd say go with a huge kite (that turns quickly) and a board thats
atleast 7 feet long and floaty with a good edge. Using this board
and a 16.0 inflateable, a 200lb rider could get going in a steady 6-8
MPH of wind...
Less wind that this SUCKS...its not worth the hassle.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Jo Macdonald" <mrjomacdonald@v...> wrote:
> Hi ToDd
> ThatDt's a good one, I'm just getting into this lightwind stuff but
> I would say that it depends a lot on what sort of wind you're
> in too. As for width I'd say 44-50 depending on what kite you're
> using and how low you wanna go, in other words how much the kite is
> underpowered. If the wind is constant then you don't really need
> volume but if it has bloddy big holes in it then a floaty board
> will keep it up and planing through em especially if you head it
> downwind. A longboard will keep planing as long as the kite keeps
> pulling it for example. Obviously to have more volume you're gona
> have to have a thicker, wider and longer board.
> I have found that a longer directional has more of a tendency to
> build apparent wind though.