Re: Shadow as first kite...
A couple beginners I know have been doing very well on BIC 215 boards
and Wipika Airblast 8.4 kites. I personally recommend looking at the
new Litewave 188 board instead of the BIC. It is a nice big board
that will always be good on light wind days because it is nice and
light, yet still have plenty of surface area. The BIC is so heavy
and awkward that you will never want to use it after you have become
proficient at kite surfing. I have tried both and I love the big
I am sorry, I don't know much about the Stamos. I fly in an inland
area with gusty winds, nobody flies foils where I live. Everyone
uses 4 line inflatables to deal with the gusts.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Scott" <slarmee@4...> wrote:
> Thanks Hung, I've gotten mostly negative or I should say,
> responses on this kite. Sounds like if it were a 9.0 it would be a
> no brainer at that price, unless damaged of course. Anyway, I've
> talked and written to some folks who say I'd be better of with a
> bigger, more controlable, 4-liner, inflatible...? I'm gonna look
> used, (in excellent condiditon) wips, naish, even 1120 and bigger
> Arc's. Wanted to get everyone's opinions again on what kites I
> should be most considering. Again, my info: 200 lbs. nice shallow
> water, consistent 5-20 mph winds, no surfing to start, will be
> getting a Bic board probably in a couple months, until then,
> skidding, jumping, water-dragging; to get more used to big kite
> flying, even though I am now an excellent stunter.
> Any help from anyone is greatly appreciated!