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Re: [ksurf] Re: At 104KG or 230 LB and light winds newbe question

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  • David Green
    Use your windsurf board in shallow water and see what happens. ... __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 6, 2003
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      Use your windsurf board in shallow water and see what
      happens.

      --- hardcarve1 <ajtaskov@...> wrote: >
      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "ktbdrwtb"
      > <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
      > areas
      > > 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.
      > Alex
      >
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