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Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby Yoda » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:30 pm

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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby Aloha » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:10 pm

Yodes - For newer kites I think 3m gap "is the new" 2m.

What percentage do you ride surfboard vs TT?

I've always felt the same way about 7 until my pivot to 6 / 9 this year
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby yojimbo » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:39 pm

I have been grappling with a similar issue. I have a 9 and a 7 and was thinking off going with a 6 instead. I found that the 7 is good 80 percent of the time and a 5 or 6 would be great for hurricane force winds
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Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby sc-surfer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:44 pm

I'm finding that my seven is often just a little less power than I like. I'm heading toward the 6/8 option with probably a 10/13 or 11/14 for lighter wind.


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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby MehYam » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:55 pm

It depends how much you value your sessions vs. your money. I guarantee that with a 3m split, you'll have some days where you wish you had the kite right in between the two sizes. There's no wrong decision, I'd err towards three kites where the middle one is your "money" machine that you fly 80% of the time, but that's me.
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby Aloha » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:02 pm

I posted this to another thread I can't remember which one.. But wind around here for me generally falls into 1 of 4 modes:

1) 12m / light
2) 6m / nuke
3) 9m / solid but not nuke
4) 9m / up and down

Oh and then 18m + raceboard / "let's go sail a kite" light
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby drroc » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:53 pm

Aloha wrote:I posted this to another thread I can't remember which one.. But wind around here for me generally falls into 1 of 4 modes:

1) 12m / light
2) 6m / nuke
3) 9m / solid but not nuke
4) 9m / up and down

Oh and then 18m + raceboard / "let's go sail a kite" light

And what's the rider's weight/board specs for these suggestions?
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby Aloha » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:01 am

I'm 195 usually on surfboard - Occasional alaia / TT / raceboard. A properly sized surfboard certainly helps to negate weight factor
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby bschwagg » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:40 am

You could also try line extenders.. that adds about a meters worth more power to the kite
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Re: Two or Three Kite Quiver?

Postby nick_80044 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:45 am

Good point about money vs. session. I'm content with 12m and 9m, but I've only been riding in the Bay. It's almost never so windy that I wish I had something smaller. Last Saturday at the Toll Plaza was one of those rare days--I was a little overpowered on the 9m, but it worked out okay. Not worth it to buy an extra kite or two for those exceptional days where I might need them.

If I was Richard Branson, I might feel differently. 8)
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