Re: [ksurfschool] Some help?
- Andre thank you, but I'm wondering if you can get going on a 8.4. I think
that's the best choice because I gone have more wind options is that right?
ps: sorry about the english I hope you can understand me.
- Hi I'm new in this group and I want to now the right size of kite for
me I have 85Kg and the wind in my local beach is 5-15knt.
- Go to the kitesurf group files & look in the "Mel's Stuff" folder for the
"kite specs" file & check the "range estimator" sheet.
----- Original Message -----
From: diogozero <diogodg@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 2:13 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Some help?
> Hi I'm new in this group and I want to now the right size of kite for
> me I have 85Kg and the wind in my local beach is 5-15knt.
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> Go to the kitesurf group files & look in the "Mel's Stuff"Or just buy the biggest kite you can find ;-)
> folder for the "kite specs" file & check the "range estimator" sheet.
I weigh that (86kg). I can get going in 5 knots on a longboard and 8.4
Airblast (11 Naish). I'm guessing an 11.8 Airblast (16 Naish) and a floaty
directional will get you going in 5 knots too. You should be able to handle
an 11.8 in 15knots with a smaller board. If I were you, get a bigger board
(for learning and for <12 knots) and an 11.8 (=16 Naish). Then, when you're
confident, go for a smaller board in 12+knots.
On the other hand, if it's blowing 5 knots more often than 15, go bigger (16
Airblast/Free-Air = 23Naish).
There's a (big) guy here cruising and doing jumps on a small board and a
2000 16-Free-Air in barely over 5 knots.