RE: [ksurfschool] Re: 4 season kite???
- Hi Jeremy,
Thanks a million for this - this is exactly what I was looking for. I
suspected as much, but info from the wave face really helps. Looks like 840
will be the way to go - I will definitely be using depowering. My previous
"top end" kite was a 7.0m AR3.5. What are your overall impressions of the
ARC - are you as positive as the rest of the reviews we have seen? (I have
never seen one here, so there is no "try before you buy" option).
From: jeremybuzzard@... [mailto:jeremybuzzard@...]
Sent: 28 November 2001 03:12
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: 4 season kite???
I weigh 75-80kg as well (depending upon what I had for
breakfast). I fly an Arc 630, and sometimes my friends 840.
My experience is this:
The 630 was great for learning in 15-20 knots on a large board...
But I couldn't go upwind very easily. I have recently found that it
becomes really good in 20-28 knots on a smaller twin-tip, but
you risk finding yourself nastily overpowered... esp. if you don't
fly using a depower loop. The 840 seems to have a similar
power in about 5 knots less wind than the 630.
If you have the basics of kitesurfing under your belt already, then
my advice would be:
get an 840 if your local wind averages 20 knots (ie. 15-25 range)
get a 630 if it is a bit stronger than that, and get an 1120 if it is
significantly weaker than that.
I met a guy on the weekend who was flying a 460 ... the wind
was howling (25+ knots and quite gusty), and the water was
pretty heavy.. He found that the 460 was a bit underpowered in
the lulls, but good through the gusts.. It kinda sounds like the
460 would only be really good in stupidly strong wind.
> Mel et al,move into
> After following the ARC discussions I am set to get one as we
> summer here, however I have one question: what are the windranges of the
> different models? I looked on the PL website, but could notfind this info
> ... even better, maybe someone has the practical answer tothis (as opposed
> to the manufacturers spec!)better on a solid
> If it helps, my weight is 80kg.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mel [mailto:kitebord@p...]
> Sent: 27 November 2001 03:41
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] 4 season kite???
> radio rental <chickenoriental@y...> wrote:
> > If your not on water... which I guess might be the
> > case in -15C. ...
> > ...
> > However, if you are looking for one kite, to be used
> > on both water at 30C and frozen water at -15C
> That's what I thought "4 seaon kite" meant also
> > ... then I
> > would recommend a Flexifoil Blade II. ...
> > ... Its not very relaunchable
> > tho!
> Which is why I recommended the ARC. I think an ARC works
> surface than a Blade does on a liquid one.info/terms/
> > --- Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> > > If you're on water (solid or liquid) in those temps,
> > > I'd suggest an ARC.
> > >
> > > Mel
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