Re: [snowkiteidaho] Re: Buying a kite, what size?
- JasonI've got some prototype bindings that free the heel and mind.Eddy Petranek
On Nov 28, 2010, at 9:03 AM, "jwattboi" <jwattboi@...> wrote:
I'm 170. I have the 14.5 and just bought a leftover 09 9.5m Kahoona.
Now, I need a board. I'm 6'2". What size board should I look for? I also think I just want step-in straps like my waterboard. I'm just looking to work on basic skills that I can carry over to water next year.
Anyone have any recommendations on board/binding combo?
--- In email@example.com, tony williams <tonyswilliams@...> wrote:
> Given that you have a 14.5 to use on the low wind days,Â I would say that if you
> want a kite to use for high wind for both snow and water, a 9m is a good
> choice.Â It does depend on your weight as well.Â If you are a light guy(under
> 160) I would get an 8m.
> From: jwattboi <jwattboi@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tue, November 23, 2010 10:04:20 AM
> Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Buying a kite, what size?
> I'm new to the kiting sport. I've taken a few water lessons in Florida (just
> took one two days ago hope for more if the winds come back before returning to
> Boise on Friday).
> Anyway, I have a 14.5m Flexifoil back home in Boise. I want to buy something
> smaller and try snow kiting this winter to build up some skills that hopefully
> apply to the water as well.
> I realize I need a smaller kite for the snow, I've been considering the 9.5m
> Best Kahoona. I know some kind of foil is probably better for the snow, but I
> want something I can use on the water in higher wind speeds too.
> So, does a 9.5m sound like an appropriate size for a beginner on the snow given
> the conditions in the prairie?
> PS Skill level is I can get up on the water in either direction. My kite control
> is good, but I need to work on board control so I can predictably go upwind,
> crosswind, or downwind and stay up for long periods. I have not tried any
> transitions yet.