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  • Kite Power (Sydney)
    Its OK David, the protocol is to just put a (COM) in the subject line, as I have done above. Cya and Goodwinds Steve McCormack http://www.kitepower.com.au ...
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      Its OK David, the protocol is to just put a (COM) in the subject line, as I have done above.
      Cya and
      Goodwinds
      Steve McCormack
      http://www.kitepower.com.au


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: David Stanek
      To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 4:20 PM
      Subject: RE: [ksurfschool] Very light wind kitesurfing


      I don't want to do use this forum for any commercial advertisement but .
      I can guarantee you will be able to stay upwind and have fun riding in
      wind 7-8 mph with our JOJO RAGE 12.0 m2 (JOJO waterfoil kites)on
      6'directional board. Maybe the Rage is not the best kites for super high
      jumps but it is fast to set-up, easy to ride and re-launch even in light
      winds, good not only for kite boarding but also for mountaiboards and
      riding on snow ... and for sure cheaper than most of the 20m2 bladder
      kites.

      Regards
      David
      www.skylinewings.com <http://www.skylinewings.com/>
      www.factionkites.com <http://www.factionkites.com/>




      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kite Power (Sydney) [mailto:sydney@...]
      Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 4:57 PM
      To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Very light wind kitesurfing

      Hey Rick get a bigger board. It will hardly cost anything, just get a
      big old mal surfboard, don't worry about straps on it yet (or ever).
      Quadrifoil have stopped making the xxxl kitesurfers, you may find one
      s/h? Large Mosquito Pro is a similar machine.
      Problem is they will not give you more power than the kites you already
      have. If you cannot get going with the Airush, then you will have less
      poswer with a quadrifoil xxxl.
      The board Hung was using is 2.3M long, and I know people who use board
      up to 3M long.
      Board size makes a bigger difference at very low wind levels, than style
      of kite.
      Cya and
      Goodwinds
      Steve McCormack
      http://www.kitepower.com.au

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Rick Howe
      To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 3:21 PM
      Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Very light wind kitesurfing


      Hung,
      Thanks for the info!! I've been considering a foil for some time.
      Here in NW Florida the winds are light most of the time. I've five
      kites including a 20 AERO and a 19.4 AirRush, but they often will not
      do the job. I use a Lightwave 181 in light winds. Any hints on
      where the best deal is on buying? I would really appreciate your help
      here. Thanks
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Hung Vu
      To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com ; kitesurf@egroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:03 PM
      Subject: [ksurfschool] Very light wind kitesurfing


      Every year around this time, I start to rediscover very light wind
      kitesurfing again.

      Our summer wind is very light around 3 - 10 knots.

      I went out today with a XXXL and FOne 230, cranking in wind under
      7-8
      knots and managed to make some jumps too (two other kiters rigged up
      20m
      inflatable but did not have a chance to go out).

      I have used several different combinations in the past and the XXXL
      and
      FOne 230 is an excellent combination for this very light wind.

      The main reason I like the XXXL foil is that it is made of very
      light
      material (Icarex 38?) and lighter kites work better in very light
      wind
      (I like to have an XXXXL but don't think they make one).

      The main reason I like the FOne 230 is its ability to get planning
      ASAP
      and sustain planning AMAP (As Much As Possible).

      I have rigged the XXXL with a foil/sled system with 30m lines. This
      system should allow me to use the XXXL from 5-6 up to 18 knots
      (higher
      end untested, just theory for now).

      P.S. Very light wind kitesurfing (under 10 knots) should be a part
      of
      all kitesurfing competitions. Now a day, all bystanders normally
      treat
      kitesurfing in moderate to strong wind as normal (and probably get
      tired
      of all the twisted tricks) but are always amazed that some special
      kitesurfers can go very fast and jump in wind less than 10 knots.

      P.P.S. Very light wind kitesurfing is a lot of fun (one of the best
      part
      is to answer all the questions when you get to the beach).

      P.P.P.S. Jumping and controlling a board as large as the FONE 230 is
      very challenging!

      Hung.

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