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Oregon Coast

Wind_dog - 9-23-2016 at 12:13 AM

Recent rains and high tides have left
Sunset Beach in prime condition.
Catch it if you can.

Just had 2 primo days with Motofoo86.

Made me cross over to the depow cult
for buggies and snow-skis to be.
Also tried out Nanco Bigfoot lites on rears only.
Really helped soften the ride and get through
softer sand. Worth $33 bucks each.

My PL Lynx 9m was the ticket fo 7-18 mph.
Now looking to build a dp quiver centered
around my Lynx 9m. Any input appreciated.
I'm a grey hair - staying safe, relatively . . . .
Apex, Access, Lynx???
experienced advice sought and appreciated.
Public or private u2u input.
Thanks!!
Rick



Windstruck - 9-23-2016 at 07:16 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  
Recent rains and high tides have left
Sunset Beach in prime condition.
Catch it if you can.

Just had 2 primo days with Motofoo86.

Made me cross over to the depow cult
for buggies and snow-skis to be.
Also tried out Nanco Bigfoot lites on rears only.
Really helped soften the ride and get through
softer sand. Worth $33 bucks each.

My PL Lynx 9m was the ticket fo 7-18 mph.
Now looking to build a dp quiver centered
around my Lynx 9m. Any input appreciated.
I'm a grey hair - staying safe, relatively . . . .
Apex, Access, Lynx???
experienced advice sought and appreciated.
Public or private u2u input.
Thanks!!
Rick




Sounds like some nice conditions. Because you already own the 9m PL Lynx I would recommend considering something smaller and something bigger. As a high wind kite along the vein of the Lynx it would be hard to go wrong with a 6m Access V6 (V6 has the awesome Re-Ride 5th line setup).

At the other end of the spectrum lies the venerable 12m Peak2. IMHO this is one of the ultimate low wind "session saver" kites for both the buggy and on snow. (Wait for it..... Bed sheet comment incoming!).


macboy - 9-23-2016 at 09:59 AM

Envy! I just bought myself a new truck that's dying to have me pack up all the kite gear to see how it all stows.....

I always found the best "easing into it" gear was my Access. Very forgiving kite, well built, not crazy lifty - a nice gentle power curve. I suspect the same would be said of the Pulse bllodlines although I think the only current models with those blood lines are perhaps the Virons? Maybe the Unity? I haven't been around for quite some time so I know you'll get more current advice :lol:

hiaguy - 9-23-2016 at 12:40 PM

I have found the Lynx to be both forgiving and responsive.
With the grey becoming more evident, I am typically the guy that's flying a size smaller then everyone else - I don't do the "over-powered" thing. It's not a high performance kite , and I like that, but a larger size would be nice for really low wind days. The only thing that might be missing is the Ozones re-ride system. Otherwise, I'll stick with my Lynx' until they wear out.
Fly safe,
Howard

sand flea - 9-23-2016 at 04:20 PM

Good stuff, Im glad you and moto ripped it up!
Im very glad to hear the beach has smoothed out too
Now I think I will put things off to go to Sunset tomorrow.
Your Lynx is a great rig, so glad you dig it.
Wanna go tomorrow?

See ya on the beach

Bladerunner - 9-23-2016 at 04:35 PM

From my little experience you probably want to consider something for those 7mph and less days at Sunset next? It looks like you have a few FB choices for high winds?

Kober has a 19m Spleene for sale on here for $600. It will get you out riding with the guys running 16m FB race kites. In my personal experience big FB kites overpower me too fast. The depower on the 19 makes all the difference. In those low clean winds they are gentle giants. Everything happens so slow with them I honestly feel pretty safe under mine. WAY more safe than under a 14 - 16m FB for sure!

Wind_dog - 9-24-2016 at 11:57 AM

@Windstruck - Had not considered a 12m Peak2 as a session saver (SS),
almost half of my most recent beach visits could have used an SS kite.
With a morning low tides, the winds tend to be light then when wind came up in the afternoon along with the tide, the rideable beach was much smaller
unless you get lucky with an onshore wind. :thumbup:

Also single skin lightness would be a plus for skinning into backcountry ski spots.

I'll watch for a chance to try out a Peak2.