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Wind in Chicago

Post by None » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:35 pm

I am about to purcahse Kitesurfing equipment for the first time and can only afford one size kite to use in and around the chicago land area. What would you suggest is a good size to go with?

I am a male, weighing about 153 lbs and am about 5.10 tall

thanks for you help

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Post by Guest » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:52 pm

I'm pretty much the same height and weight as you. I got a 17m but in all reality its kind of a big kite to handle for your first setup. a 12 or 13 is nice but there will be plenty of times it won't get you going.

If i were to be in your place I'd most likely buy a 15m...that is after I took lessons if I hadn't already :)

good luck

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Post by Bob » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:17 pm

hey none...depending on the size kite you pick, i may have some for sale that would fit the bill. i have a kiteschool and it's time to sell most of my kites. all are in excellent condition. For your size and ability and for this time of year and spring winds, I'd go mid range size. 10m-15m.

All 2005 kites...complete with bar and lines.

13m Slingshot fuel - retail is $1360...sell for $680
13m Slingshot diesel - retail is $1160...sell for $580
12m Cabrinha CO2 - retail is $1402...sell for $690
8m Cabrinha CO2 (new) - retail is 1250...sell for $600

Also have a 15m fuel and 9m fuel, but will probably hold on to those for a while unless the price is right.

hope this helps.
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Post by rhumbaflappy » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:51 am

I'd say a good two kite quiver would be a 16m for light winds 12-16mph and a 12m for 16-22mph. jmho.

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Post by STF » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:27 pm

Well Best Kiteboarding has a buy 2 get the 3rd free right now

so that might be your best Bet.


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