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[*] posted on 9-22-2021 at 03:19 PM
Whatever next?

I've been buggying for a few months now. I have 3m and 6m Hornets. I bought the Hornet's as I understood them to be good kites to start out with and I've yet to use them in the full wind range so lots of practice and learning still to do with them.

I'm looking forward a few months and thinking of progression but don't want to go to de-power yet. I want to get the most out of flying and buggying with FB's first

So I;m looking for some advice over what to buy next..is it something with a low aspect ratio?
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[*] posted on 9-22-2021 at 03:37 PM

Tao - glad you are getting into buggying and liking it! I've never flown the 6m Hornet, but the 3m one is a staple in the diet of many power kiters and I owned one at first too. Since you aren't feeling the pull towards DP just yet you could go with a slightly more aggressive kite to see how the geometry suits you. The Hornets are pretty low aspect ratio already so if you want to progress within the FB category you might want to choose a high aspect ratio kites, more akin to a racing kite. Be aware that these high AR FB kites can be pretty cruel to you and some of them carry names like widow maker, etc. With performance comes more risk of getting yourself seriously yanked around.

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[*] posted on 9-23-2021 at 12:00 PM

id say a 4.5 don't get caught in-between...
I've gone thru at least doz different 3 meter kites never really cared what was above me
they all did just fine till i broke them

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[*] posted on 9-23-2021 at 07:09 PM

Hey Paul!

Maybe try a harness to help tame your kites, hold more power, center yourself in the buggy better, enjoy longer sessions etc.

Maybe get a van. Get a van Paul, and we can be men with ven.
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