RE: [ksurfschool] Slingshot B5 as an entry level winter kite ? Attn Stig
- The b-5 in my opinion is an excellent fist snow kite. I would set it up
with the brake/reverse relaunch bridle and a third line for ease of use.
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From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Slingshot B5 as an entry level winter kite ?
How big is the Sling Shot B5?
I would recommend a 4-5m2 foil for winter kiting in 10-20 knots for a
70 - 80 Kg beginner.
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> Hi folks,
> I'm seeking for the first "snow kite" and considering to purchase one
> quite soon. Because this kite will be shared by several trainees
> (among our local windsurfing club members) I would like to get a kite
> which is robust and tangle-free( I don't want to spend the whole day
> clearing those messy lines left behind some other users). The kite
> should be also self-launchable without any 3rd party assistance. The
> power of the kite should be only moderate (for moderate winds like
> 10-20 knots)but still capable for moving skiers and snowboarders in
> the 70 - 80 kg range. Also steering of the kite should be easy as
> possible since intended users are all novice for this sport (for
> example real four line kites like CQuads might be too demanding for
> us, inflatables are too fragile when hitting on ice etc..).
> Well..that was the "requiments specification"...
> Since I have a quite positive feeling of (but very limited practical
> experiences with ) the Slingshot B2 training kite, I would like get
> some opinions of SS B5 as an entry level winter kite !?
> Are there any better alternatives ? Is B5 powerfull enough and how
> does it compare to for example Peter Lynn Peels or similar ones ?? All
> suggestions and experiences are more than wellcome ;)
> - Stig -
> PS. Sorry if this have been asked before, but the "search function" of
> this service is quite lousy and I couldn't find anything usefull from
> the result set mess..
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