11m kite minimum and maximum wind mph

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11m kite minimum and maximum wind mph

Postby jansch » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:06 pm

hey guys,

I am very new to the scene and was wondering what's the maximum wind speed you would go out on a 11m kite?

I've read online that you should be able to use a 11m kite anywhere between 12-29mph but i am not sure. My kite is a 2012 free ride kite from cabrnha. My weight is about 186lbs.

Also, I mainly go to 3rd Ave and was wondering if there are any better spots for the rest of the year?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: 11m kite minimum and maximum wind mph

Postby biba » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:03 pm

Sounds like you will be fine up to 25 mph, considering your weight.
On the lower end, it matters a lot about your skills in going in light wind, aka, getting your weight off the board and onto the kite, sining your kite, etc. As a beginner i doubt you will be able to fly that in less than 15 mph wind.

Most common size on a regular, non light and not a nuke day is 12m that you will see at 3rd. And that's between 15-25 mph winds.

The problem with rest of the year is the wind presence, consistency and if you want.. texture.
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