Kite sizes for the Coast

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Postby Rob » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:40 am

Sc-surfer just copied and pasted my quote from another post from 2004.
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby Sonny » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:46 am

sc-surfer wrote:Then again, it all costs money. If you can only own a couple of kites, ride what ya brung. :-)

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That is exactly how a lot people got busted up. :evil:
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby le noun » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:53 am

Sonny wrote:
sc-surfer wrote:Then again, it all costs money. If you can only own a couple of kites, ride what ya brung. :-)

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That is exactly how a lot people got busted up. :evil:

Agree with that.
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby lieutenantglorp » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:09 pm

I use my 12 (biggest kite) primarily from the fall through winter to the early spring on the coast. The waves are much cleaner when the wind is that light and it can be fun. I use it a lot more than my 5M (smallest kite).
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby mighty » Wed May 22, 2013 3:26 pm

I'm 170 pounds riding 8m and 11m SB's... I'm trying to get into more and more wave riding and riding straps on a 6'1" trigger. I wanted to pick up more wave-oriented kites and a shorter quad board (I had a lot of fun riding one in Maui)... I'm thinking about picking up:

+ 5.5 Drifter or 6 Spitfire
+ 9 Drifter
+ 5'7" s-quad

I'm still getting my ass kicked pretty hard by OB and hope to head out to Wadell more. I'm finding the wind is either 9-10ish or much smaller. I've never rode Cautions. I've heard good things about other wave kites from Ozone and RRD. Any advice is very much welcome!
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby Ron » Wed May 22, 2013 3:36 pm

Straps on a directional is so 2001
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby mighty » Wed May 22, 2013 5:38 pm

Ron wrote:Straps on a directional is so 2001


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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby Aloha » Wed May 22, 2013 8:53 pm

This season is all about telling a cohesive story on the wave with your kite and board that combines the strapless surf inspired style of last year with the taste of fantasy that can only be pulled off strapped
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Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby tomerp » Wed May 22, 2013 9:29 pm

Ron wrote:Straps on a directional is so 2001


http://m.barenecessities.com/Strapless- ... yle,11.htm
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Re: Kite sizes for the Coast

Postby WindMuch » Wed May 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Aloha wrote:This season is all about telling a cohesive story on the wave with your kite and board that combines the strapless surf inspired style of last year with the taste of fantasy that can only be pulled off strapped


Oh man, Phil - that's beautiful!

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