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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 08:18 AM
Cross kites Quattro 2.5 or 3.5

Hello to all,

I'm new here and I'll be new to kiting as well. I need some help please from you guys.
Which size would you recommend for a beginner 2.5 or 3.5 as for beginning? I decided on the model and I want to buy a Cross kites Quattro. I'm a paraglider pilot and would like to try kites as well. I did play around with something like this a few years ago and found it fun so now I decide it to buy one.
I'm going to start by just training and playing around but afterwards I will think of buying a landboard too and who knows what else :).
Wind will be slow, like 2-3 m/s in the beginning and maybe as high as 8-10m/s. I'm not afraid of the pull power, I am used to kiting my 26m paraglider, but I do want safety and fun as well.

So... 2.5 or 3.5?

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[*] posted on 9-4-2018 at 02:38 PM

for static flying you'll need 5m/s for either of those kites to be fun and more wind for traction. either will do. i'd probably go 3.5 if those were my only options.
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[*] posted on 9-4-2018 at 04:03 PM

Sounds about right to me. In 12 mph a 5 gets a board going where I fly. 4 for my buggy.
Don't hear a lot about your kite choices on this forum, however we have two members who sell them as entry level kites. I understand they are Peter Lynn at heart.

Every body needs a 3.5 I guess or 3 or 4m. The 2.5 is a high wind kite and a static flier.
That being said a 2.5 tried to pull my arm off in the bug once, and a 3m cracked a rib.
A lot of the forum is out west at a buggy bash right now, you can get better advice from one of the survivors next week. Welcome aboard.

Flying mostly single skins, with some orphans, and a PL buggy. US01
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[*] posted on 9-4-2018 at 06:14 PM

Here is a post that is both long in the tooth, and long on information:


As Ed says, the Cross Kites are set at an entry level price point, but they've been well reviewed. There's a Flexifoil Blurr in the for sale section of this forum that may provide some of the pull you'd like to get started with. Like the big boys, the aspect ratio of a kite will make a huge difference in your experience.

Generally speaking, everybody needs a 3m fixed bridle kite to learn on, to progress from, and to have for the right conditions later on. Let us know where you are; it's likely that there's someone near you that can offer some local advice. Like paragliders, we're about safety first.
Fly safe,

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[*] posted on 9-5-2018 at 03:44 AM

Thanks for the help guys!

I just ordered the 3.5m. I also talked with somebody from powerkiteshop.com(which is where I'm buying from)on Facebook Messenger, and a friend a few hundred km away who is in this sport for a while now.
I understand that these are both entry level options, but for now that is the purpose as well. I first need to learn, and after that we'll see how the virus evolves :).
Considering all your comments, and the price range, also my entry level target for starting out in this sport, I now believe I made the right choice. I understand there were better options but at higher prices. I tried to read as much as I found about the Cross Kites before deciding.

I'm from Romania, but not near the beach where all the kitesurfers are :), actually I'm in the middle of the mountains but a few hundreds km of travel for different flying sites are not unusual for me.

Thanks again everyone! Your help really counts. Now I'm refreshing the UPS tracking page like an anoying screaming little kid, surfing all this forum and the whole internet for everything I can find about this sport :).

best regards,
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