Re: Which kite should I buy?
- The first thing you need ti decide is whether you want to sacrifice
some water performance to be able to use your kite on snow. If you do
want to use your kite on snow then inflatables (Naish, Wipika) are
clearly out. They will work but you will definetely ruin the kite in a
very short time once it gets crashed on hard ice/snow and is dragged
across an icy, sharp surface. You can of course use a sealed foil
(such as Waterfoil, New Wave, Moquito and such like. Problem with
these however is that it is hard to get the air out rapidly. What is a
key feature for waterstarting when kitesurfing is not something you
need, or even want, when kiteskiing. On snow it is important to be
able to kill the power quickly and that means a 4 line, non-sealed
foil (such as jo-jo ET and RS, Flexifoil blade or Peter Lynn Peel).
I guess what I'm trying to say is that using your kite on water and
land may not be the best idea. Although it will be more expensive to
buy two kites you may save money when seen over time due to all the
repairs you will have when trying to use your waterkite on land. I
1. Jo-jo or Blade for snow (something like a 5m2 or so)
2. Naish AR3,5 9m2 for water
The Naish AR3,5 is easy to learn with and can easily have it's range
extended by setting it up as a 4-liner once you get better.
A sealed foil is also good but a little more hassle for a beginner
with all the bridles and stuff.
I fly a Waterfoil myself on water and like the performance. Main
reason for buying it was price though. I still would like a Naish AR5
13.5m2 when summer comes. I also have a Naish AR3,5 5m2 and used to
have a 7m2 also so I have flown them all.
See my webpage ohlie.home.online.no/Oztrip/oztrip2000.html for some
more info on the waterkites.
Best of luck,
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> Hi everyone!should
> I am planning on buying a kite but I have no idea of wich one I
> choose...on the
> I asked before, but I am looking for a few more opinions.
> My weight is 85 kg, and since I live in Sweden and we do have snow
> winter it would be good if it is possible to use it with snowboard,skis and
> things like that also. But mainly surfing!telling me
> And I also want to know if 2 lines are better than 4 lines, or the
> Please give me some advice! All the sites I have visited kepp
> that their kite is the best, but how should I know!______________________________________________________________________
> Hope to get a lot of answers.
> Fredrik Hindsberg
> Stockholm, SWEDEN
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