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Postby kitesurfer » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:57 pm

I own a 13 m fuel slingshot and want to add a kite to my quiver. I weigh 210 lbs. and was thinking of buying a 16 m Crossbow to use in the Chicago area. I was wondering if this would be the best size kite to add or if a 9 m Crossbow would be the best kite to purchase next for the Chicago/Great Lakes area?
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Postby Artem » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:58 pm

I have a 21m Best Nemesis for sale it is great for light winds for bigger guys. You can probibly start planing at 10 knots with a 140 by 40-45 cm board. This kite is very grunty ask anybody on the forum. You can probibly hold this kite to about 18 knots so your 13 would work okay from 18 knots. The kite is yellow. I would like $300 for kite and bag but open to offers. My email address is saddhi2000@yahoo.com or 1847-208-2758.
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Postby Misfit » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:46 am

210# person planing in 10 knots? I weigh 210 and have taken quite a few lightwind sessions but not 10 knots and a 145. Thats not taking anything away from your kite just that it takes a lot for us big guys to get going.

BTW, if you're thinking about buying the crossbow get the 16. Chicago has far more light wind days than nuclear ones.
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Postby Bob » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:49 am

agree...16 will get a ton of use.

can someone PLEASE PLEASE send snow and cold???
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Postby Misfit » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:59 am

Or wind and warm?
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Postby thrmldlite » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:57 am

Or babes with beers...

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