Re: New CO2 or Black Tip better for light winds?
- Both kites will probably work well in light winds, but a lot depends
on what type of kite boarding you like to do and what your wind is
like where you kite.
If your wind is gusty a lower AR kite is going to more stable and it
won't need as much attention as a high AR kite. The lower AR kite
should have better low end power, but it won't have as much range as
the higher AR kite.
I think all of the Kite Boardng Events are what really drive the
design of kites and boards. The trend now is hang time for the board
off tricks. So you need a big kite that has a lot of range and a
really small board. But this combination may not work well on an
inland lake with inconsistent wind. Also this combination doesn't
leave much margin for error. So you have to be very careful when you
From time to time I like to watch some old videos of Lou Waiman and
Elliot Leboe just ripping on 2 line 5.0 Wipikas and regular
wakeboards. These videos remind me that you don't have to have the
latest and greatest equipment to have fun kiting.