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Yoda3647


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[*] posted on 12-31-2016 at 03:18 PM
Kites in Quiver


Yes, just curious on what most think is the 3 most important size kites you have to have in your Quiver and What kind of trainer kite.
kite 1 - for Light Winds (3 - 10??MPH)
Kite 2 - for Medium Winds (10?? - 25MPH)
Kite 3 - for strong Winds (25 - 35??MPH)
Trainer for STRONG winds (30 - and up until to scared or Dangerous) or not enough time to Board but still want to Fly.
Just guessing on the Wind speed please respond with the speed you fly your kites with




HQ Rush 250 Trainer(3-Line)
HQ Rush 300 School Trainer(Depowerable)
REV Blast
Phantom 6m
Phantom 15m
Plus about 15 stunt kites
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[*] posted on 12-31-2016 at 04:18 PM


Kite 1. Currently Ozone Chrono V2 UL 18m. (1.5-12kts) Formerly Ozone Chrono 18m, Ozone R1 17m, Flysurfer Sonic 18m or 12m Peak 2 on extensions.
Kite 2. Ozone Chrono V2 9m (12kts-25kts) Alternate Flysurfer Peak 6m.
Kite 3. (35kts+) Ozone Access 6m, Alternately Peter Lynn Charger 10-12m, Flysurfer Viron 6m. "Trainer" kites are almost obsolete given that there are fully functional depowers in 2.5-3m ranges. Safer and more versatile.







Chris Krug-Owner @ Hardwater Kiting. Authorized Dealer of Ozone, HQ and Flysurfer kites.
www.hardwaterkiter.com 518-407-KITE
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[*] posted on 1-1-2017 at 04:02 PM


1 - 9mph. 19m SA
5 - 12mph. 18m Phantom
8 - 23mph 15m Syn'
15 - 28mph 7m Pulse or 10m Syn' but zipper stuck.
25mph + 2.5m Profoil
30+ live to fly another day!

We don't get a lot of strong wind so the 1st 3 are my most used kites.




Kites: 2.5m Profoil , 4.9m QuadrifoilXL kitesurfer, 9m Flexi Blade II, NPW 5 Danger.
Flysurfer : 19m Speed 2 SA, 7m Pulse
Peter Lynn :18m Phantom, 15m Synergy, 10m Synergy, 1200 Farc, 460 Sarc, 130 Tarc, 5m Peel, 4.2m , 6.4, 8.5 C-Quads

Rides: Flexi / P.L. Frankin'Buggy , Shaped + straight skiis, sand skis, Coyote blades. Core 95 ATB. RKB R2 ATB .

Ken (K2)
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[*] posted on 1-1-2017 at 06:49 PM


<2 - 18mph. 19m Zeekai. Alternate 18m Matrixx III. Still haven't flown anything quite like the Zeekai for uber-light winds, but the Matrixx 3 would have a little more usability.
10 - 25mph. 12m Matrixx III. Alternate 10m Montana IX
15 - 30+mph. 5.5m Apex V
> 35+mph. Rush V School 300, although I'm kind of with Bladerunner. I find myself more and more leaning towards light winds and big kites in my old age.

The Zeekai was my most used kite last year. I've had some really nice 6-8mph sessions on the 18m Matrixx so far this season; we'll have to see what Mother Nature throws at us for the rest of the year.




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Specializing in HQ and HQ4 Kites
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[*] posted on 1-1-2017 at 09:07 PM


Still dialing in the wind range for buggies and skis
but in order from light to high winds:
ALL DP
12m Peak2
9m Peak2
6m Peak1
4m Peak2
Rush School 300




Always on the steep part of the learning curve.
Flying a full quiver of Peaks with an AQR
NAPKA US63
Also a Blokart when winds are daunting.
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Mood: SPEED 3 19M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[*] posted on 1-2-2017 at 04:45 PM


I'll take my speed 3 19m from sub 5 to 20, and really only need the 12 synergy after that. Considering adding another speed just cause I like how the 19 flies




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http://www.cleanlinesurf.com/

Looking For:
cheap old c kites in good shape

What I Fly:
Flysurfer Speed 3 19m and 12m, Peter Lynn Charger 15m and 12m, Radsail Sport 5m, HQ Beamer 1.8m

What I Ride:
mbs core 90, Cabrinha Rival 145

Go big or go home!
1920 Club

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Established 1992, Flying multi-lines since 2001
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[*] posted on 1-3-2017 at 07:04 AM


I rarely if ever fly in anything over 16 or so mph, cuz it just doesn't happen that often where I live, so my sizes fit a smaller wind range, but with lotsa overlap.

0-8 mph: 10m Nasa Star 3
6-12 mph: 7m NS3
10-14 mph: 5.5m NS3
12-16 mph: 4m NS3 or 6m Peak 1 (most likely)
High teens on up: 2.6m PL Viper S, 4m NS3 (MAAAAYBE), or 6m Peak 1 (most likely)

In truth its been many months since I have flown,... I've had other priorities pulling me away, and I just don't have much opportunity.




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In real life they call me "Spencer"

Flying-- Flysurfer: 6m Peak 1 (A Minty Fresh generous gift) & 12m Peak 2 (The gnat fart catcher)
Riding-- VTT Stinger-XR Hybrid & PL XR Frankenbuggy
Current PB-- 28.5 mph,... MAN THAT'S FAST!!!
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[*] posted on 1-3-2017 at 07:53 AM


Well I haven't had my de-powers for long enough to comment so I will post up my fixed bridal choice of weapon.

kite 1 - Reactor 3 - 10.8m for Light Winds (7-12MPH)
Kite 2 - Reactor 3 - 8.6 - 5.5m for Medium Winds (12 - 25MPH)
Kite 3 - Reactor 3 - 5.5 - 2.3m (25 - 50+MPH)

The Reactor 3's are a very stable kite so I used them in all conditions and wind directions.

Now with my Chronos it will be the big one for light winds and the small one for lighter winds




PKA# K754
XXtreme XXRacer
Set of Reactor 3s
Chrono v2 9 - 15m
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[*] posted on 6-8-2017 at 01:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
I rarely if ever fly in anything over 16 or so mph, cuz it just doesn't happen that often where I live, so my sizes fit a smaller wind range, but with lotsa overlap.

0-8 mph: 10m Nasa Star 3
6-12 mph: 7m NS3
10-14 mph: 5.5m NS3
12-16 mph: 4m NS3 or 6m Peak 1 (most likely)
High teens on up: 2.6m PL Viper S, 4m NS3 (MAAAAYBE), or 6m Peak 1 (most likely)

In truth its been many months since I have flown,... I've had other priorities pulling me away, and I just don't have much opportunity.


I have actually completely revamped my quiver and now am down to 2 Peaks:

12m FS Peak 2: anything under 12mph
6m FS Peak 1:12mph and up

Been thinking about getting a little FB storm kite for the crazy wind, but I just don't fly enough to justify spending the money. I also soon plan to upgrade a 2.2m HQ Symphony Beach from a 2 line kite to a 4 line for training one of my kids.




NAPKA US 593
In real life they call me "Spencer"

Flying-- Flysurfer: 6m Peak 1 (A Minty Fresh generous gift) & 12m Peak 2 (The gnat fart catcher)
Riding-- VTT Stinger-XR Hybrid & PL XR Frankenbuggy
Current PB-- 28.5 mph,... MAN THAT'S FAST!!!
JWC-- Founding member and self appointed president

Allow yourself to be moved by that which cannot be seen.

She blogs about scrapbooking,... what a nerd.
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