What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

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What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

Postby Blatty » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:37 pm

I just got into kiting this past summer and haven't been able to get out once with my own kite, I look for 16 to 24 mph wind. Am I in the right range or can I go a little lower?

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Re: What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

Postby monsterbuck1974 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:47 pm

how much do you weigh and what size board do you plan to use?
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Re: What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

Postby Blatty » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:03 pm

I weigh 180-190 lbs and have a 145 cm Cabrinha Rival.
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Re: What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

Postby Stafford » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:50 pm

Since you are newer, you can always just come out and fly the kite, relaunch, practice getting into the board etc. if there isn't enough wind to ride.

Yesterday at Little Hat there were gusts up to 24mph. It was not really forecast for that either. Sometimes you just have to gamble on it.

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Re: What's the least amount of wind for a 9m?

Postby Blatty » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:18 pm

Thanks for the help! Next time there's wind and I am free, and people are somewhere that's good for me to practice I'll gamble on it.

Thanks again!

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