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  • tiasimo@yahoo.com
    Thank you very much!!! I think I´ll go for the 11.8, but i´m a bit scared of learning with such a huge kite. ... the ... back - ... wind ... 11.8 is the ...
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 5, 2001
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      Thank you very much!!!

      I think I´ll go for the 11.8, but i´m a bit scared of learning with
      such a huge kite.



      --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
      > Kenny is right, I am 125 lbs and I use my AR5 11.5 (equivalent to
      the
      > AirBlast 8.4 according to the table posted by Chris a few days
      back -
      > have you got that table in HTML yet Chris?) for roughly the same
      wind
      > range.
      >
      > Rider weight and kite size are directly proportional (11.8*125/175 =
      > 8.4)
      >
      > For example, for the same wind range a 200 lbs person would need a
      > 11.8*200/175 = 13.4 AirBlast (if they make it ;-)
      >
      > Hung.
      >
      > "Farnsworth, Kenny" wrote:
      > >
      > > It depends on your body weight. I weight 175 LBS (80 kg). The
      11.8 is the
      > > perfect size kite to cover 10 - 18 knots for a person my size.
      Hung and Mel
      > > would probably want the smaller size.
      > >
      > > Kenny
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: tiasimo@y... [mailto:tiasimo@y...]
      > > Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 12:28 PM
      > > To: ksurfschool@y...
      > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Airblast 8.4 or Naish AR5 11.5
      > >
      > > What you recommend for the range 10-18knots 11.8 or 8.4 airblast
      for
      > > a begginer, (just went and came back, I don't know how to go
      upwind
      > > yet, as I do not own a kite JET!!!!!
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Peter Frank" <PeterFrank@A...> wrote:
      > > > The Airblast sizes has to be multiplied with 1.36 to give the
      > > surface
      > > > area.
      > > > So 8.4 is about 11.4 m2 - the same as the Naish.
      > > > It is a bit more powerful, because of the new profile.
      > > >
      > > > And the reverse launch works perfect.
      > > >
      > > > It is odd why you have this difference in projected area - but I
      > > have
      > > > been told, it is because they initially used this "scale" - and
      did
      > > > not wan't to change it.
      > > >
      > > > But anyway - multiply with 1.36 and you can compare.
      > > >
      > > > I've flown with the Airblasts 6.3/8.4/11.8 (and AR5's to
      compare)
      > > for
      > > > 2 months now.
      > > >
      > > > The Airblast is certainly more powerful and quicker, but the old
      > > AR5
      > > > must be cheaper now - so you must decide yourself.
      > > >
      > > > Happy Flying
      > > > :-) Peter.
      > > >
      > > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., tiasimo@y... wrote:
      > > > > Hi, I am a bit confused with all this project area, or full
      area
      > > > > thing.
      > > > >
      > > > > I'm going to buy a kite in the next few weeks, and I was
      thinking
      > > > on
      > > > > a 11.5 naish, but then went out the Airblast, and it has the
      > > > relaunch
      > > > > thing. Which is best and what about the sizing??, because as
      far
      > > as
      > > > I
      > > > > know the Airblast is 8.4m projected that is something like
      11.5
      > > > > developed area, but the worst of all is that the Naish AR5 is
      > > 11.5
      > > > > developed area and only 6.4 projected, so is the Airblast much
      > > more
      > > > > powerful? Is it not? what is the equivalent size in naish,
      > > because
      > > > if
      > > > > it is really 8.4 projected, then it means that is quite bigger
      > > than
      > > > > the naish.
      > > > >
      > > > > Can anyone give a hand?????
      > > > >
      > > > > And does the relaunch system work properly????
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks
      > >
    • Farnsworth, Kenny
      You will be okay as long as you use good common sense. Start on a light wind day 8 - 10 knots and learn how to handle the kite before going out on days when
      Message 2 of 8 , Feb 6, 2001
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        You will be okay as long as you use good common sense. Start on a light
        wind day 8 - 10 knots and learn how to handle the kite before going out on
        days when the wind is strong.

        Kenny

        -----Original Message-----
        From: tiasimo@... [mailto:tiasimo@...]
        Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 7:34 PM
        To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Airblast 8.4 or Naish AR5 11.5


        Thank you very much!!!

        I think I´ll go for the 11.8, but i´m a bit scared of learning with
        such a huge kite.



        --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
        > Kenny is right, I am 125 lbs and I use my AR5 11.5 (equivalent to
        the
        > AirBlast 8.4 according to the table posted by Chris a few days
        back -
        > have you got that table in HTML yet Chris?) for roughly the same
        wind
        > range.
        >
        > Rider weight and kite size are directly proportional (11.8*125/175 =
        > 8.4)
        >
        > For example, for the same wind range a 200 lbs person would need a
        > 11.8*200/175 = 13.4 AirBlast (if they make it ;-)
        >
        > Hung.
        >
        > "Farnsworth, Kenny" wrote:
        > >
        > > It depends on your body weight. I weight 175 LBS (80 kg). The
        11.8 is the
        > > perfect size kite to cover 10 - 18 knots for a person my size.
        Hung and Mel
        > > would probably want the smaller size.
        > >
        > > Kenny
        > >
        > > -----Original Message-----
        > > From: tiasimo@y... [mailto:tiasimo@y...]
        > > Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 12:28 PM
        > > To: ksurfschool@y...
        > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Airblast 8.4 or Naish AR5 11.5
        > >
        > > What you recommend for the range 10-18knots 11.8 or 8.4 airblast
        for
        > > a begginer, (just went and came back, I don't know how to go
        upwind
        > > yet, as I do not own a kite JET!!!!!
        > >
        > > Thanks
        > >
        > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Peter Frank" <PeterFrank@A...> wrote:
        > > > The Airblast sizes has to be multiplied with 1.36 to give the
        > > surface
        > > > area.
        > > > So 8.4 is about 11.4 m2 - the same as the Naish.
        > > > It is a bit more powerful, because of the new profile.
        > > >
        > > > And the reverse launch works perfect.
        > > >
        > > > It is odd why you have this difference in projected area - but I
        > > have
        > > > been told, it is because they initially used this "scale" - and
        did
        > > > not wan't to change it.
        > > >
        > > > But anyway - multiply with 1.36 and you can compare.
        > > >
        > > > I've flown with the Airblasts 6.3/8.4/11.8 (and AR5's to
        compare)
        > > for
        > > > 2 months now.
        > > >
        > > > The Airblast is certainly more powerful and quicker, but the old
        > > AR5
        > > > must be cheaper now - so you must decide yourself.
        > > >
        > > > Happy Flying
        > > > :-) Peter.
        > > >
        > > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., tiasimo@y... wrote:
        > > > > Hi, I am a bit confused with all this project area, or full
        area
        > > > > thing.
        > > > >
        > > > > I'm going to buy a kite in the next few weeks, and I was
        thinking
        > > > on
        > > > > a 11.5 naish, but then went out the Airblast, and it has the
        > > > relaunch
        > > > > thing. Which is best and what about the sizing??, because as
        far
        > > as
        > > > I
        > > > > know the Airblast is 8.4m projected that is something like
        11.5
        > > > > developed area, but the worst of all is that the Naish AR5 is
        > > 11.5
        > > > > developed area and only 6.4 projected, so is the Airblast much
        > > more
        > > > > powerful? Is it not? what is the equivalent size in naish,
        > > because
        > > > if
        > > > > it is really 8.4 projected, then it means that is quite bigger
        > > than
        > > > > the naish.
        > > > >
        > > > > Can anyone give a hand?????
        > > > >
        > > > > And does the relaunch system work properly????
        > > > >
        > > > > Thanks
        > >
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