Use your windsurf board in shallow water and see what
--- hardcarve1 <ajtaskov@...
> wrote: >
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> <ktbdrwtb@y...> wrote:
> > Being 6'2" and 230LB I am looking for some advise.
> I am looking to
> > purchase some equipment and I have not taken
> lessions yet so I am
> > still trying to get background information.
> > I have windsurfed a lot in the gorge and in San
> Francisco. I have
> > snowboarded, waterskied and flown large
> competition four string
> > delta kites for years. I am looking to combine all
> of these things
> > in kiteboarding.
> > My typical windrange where I live is 8 to 15 knots
> and I am looking
> > for some equipment hints. I might be interested in
> trying a twintip
> > board but I don't know what would be too large or
> small once I get
> > past the initial learning stages. The same goes
> with Kite sizes.
> > Articles just say to use one or two sizes larger
> but given the
> > differences in manufacturers what does this really
> mean for my
> > wind ranges?
> Don't worry about wind less than 12 knots with your
> weight, no kite
> will be fun for you in this wind. The kite you will
> need for the wind
> range you mentioned is the Rhino2 20 but this kite
> is just to big for
> you to learn on. I would say go for a Rhino2 16 to
> first learn on.
> The North kites have the best low down power of any
> kite out today.
> For a board the width is more important than length.
> I would say a
> board around 40 - 43cm would be best with a length
> of around 150cm.
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