4840Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need Help to get started
- May 27, 2004Thanks Andre for that info.
I found a place near where I go to the beach so I'll
ask them about wind conditions and a recommendation
for kite size.
--- mopman365 <andrem@...> wrote:
> > I'm 200 lbs, I've flown stunt kites and within 15__________________________________
> minutes had the
> > trainer kite down. Had a blast with the body
> dragging. The
> > instructor told be I have good kite control. The
> third lesson I
> > a little wind day with a 9mm kite so I never did
> get up on the
> Hi Bill,
> I weigh the same as you. Trust me, with a 9mm kite
> you're going
> nowhere ;-).
> It sounds to me like you have the kite skills to try
> the board now.
> > For your
> > weight I'm
> > guessing a 12-14 would be the recommended general
> > size. Go for
> > a 9 instead.
> I wouldn't. To get your weight out the water with a
> 9m kite will
> take more than 18 knots of wind. Small kites in
> heavy winds is
> tricky. I'd check with the locals and find out what
> size they use
> most (ask someone that's same weight as you). Then
> get a free-ride
> kite like Boxer / Aero 2 / Wook / Vegas / whatever
> of that size BUT,
> start flying it in lighter winds initially. Keep in
> mind that you'll
> need a bit more power to get onto the board the
> first few sessions.
> Get a helmet, no board leash, emergency release
> chicken loop, and
> have fun.
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