1120Re: [ksurfschool] Free Air2000 vs Free Air2001
- Feb 6, 2001Kenny
Tks for yr reply - just got around to seeing it now. I have to admit the
thought of a 16m in 18 knots with gusts is pretty daunting - my 8.5 is a
handful in that kind of wind. Maybe I need a little more practice first.
From: kennyfarnsworth@... <kennyfarnsworth@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 03 February 2001 9:59
Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Free Air2000 vs Free Air2001
>I weight about the same as you (80 kg). For the conditions you describe a
>16M FreeAir or the new Airblast 11.8 (approx. the same size) will cover the
>entire range. It may be more power than you are used to but you can use
>trim loop when the wind is above 15 knots and you won't have to sit on thea
>beach when the wind drops to 10 knots. Last summer, I used a 15.5 AR-5 in
>conditions ranging from 10 - 22 knots. The only thing I didn't like about
>the 15.5 is that it is a slow kite. I just sold it last week and I ordered
>11.8 AirBlast to replace it. I personally recommend getting the AirBlastpain
>because of the reverse relaunching capability. The 15.5 was sometimes a
>to relaunch and it took a while. I hope that helps.it's
><< I've been using a Wipika classic 8.5 which I want to sell soon while
> still worth something. I weigh around 83 kilos. So the days when the windwind
> was 12-18 knots, I was able to get out. BUT, I spent about half my time
> sitting around waiting either for the wind to pick up or die down. The
> range is around 8 - 24 knots. I'd like to try to get by with 2 kitesrather
> than 3 as money is an issue. I'm ready to get a brand new Free Air (butlook
> don't know if 2000 or 2001 model) or Airblast but for the 2nd kite I'll
> for something 2nd hand. Problem is, which sizes?range.
> I've seen 11.5 AR5s around 2nd hand but I'm not sure about their wind
> Do you think a kite around the 11m range and one around 7m would cover the
> 8-24 knot range?
> Thanks for yr help.
> JD >>
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