To 12 or not to 12
Posted: 05 June 2009 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I,m packing for a trip, the wind runs 16-26 knots what’s the range for a 09 12m rise . Got a 8,10 packed and have packed and unpacked the 12m to many times need help. 175lbs rider. What’s the low and highend,thanks.

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Posted: 05 June 2009 04:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Take the 10 m with the extensions.

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Posted: 05 June 2009 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If it is 16-26 you should be fine with just the 10…you won’t need the 12 unless it goes below 16. Of course this varies if you are a very big rider or have an extremely small or large board.

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Posted: 05 June 2009 11:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I agree with the others. If it really won’t drop below 16kn, then you should be fine with the 10m.  If it could drop below 16kn, and you want to cover that possibility, consider leaving the 10m and taking the 8m & 12m.

Previously when flying to a spot, I’ve only room for 2 kites, so I take my 14m and 9m to give me the biggest spread.

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Posted: 05 June 2009 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Take the 12!

Would be great if you never have to use it, but if it hovers around 12-16 knot the whole time you will be soooo much happier.

the ten is great, but nothing worse than being underpowered for a week knowing you have a 12 sitting at home. 

Wind is never dependable.

If you absolutely cant bring em all, I would bring the 12/8 every time over the 10/8.  It would be way better to miss having the 10m and ride the whole time, than to miss the 12 and not ride!  The 12/8 have good overlap.

Since you’ve already packed it a couple times, it’s probably best just to take it.

I hope you get 8m wind the whole time and come back thinking I’m a fool with this advice!

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Posted: 05 June 2009 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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right on Brent4336 1st rule of kitesurfing: Always bring everything.
Obey!

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Posted: 05 June 2009 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks guys, I’m packing everything and leaving the wife home!

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Posted: 05 June 2009 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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So, the question was: the wife or the 12? smile

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Posted: 06 June 2009 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Tomish - 05 June 2009 09:10 PM

So, the question was: the wife or the 12? smile

Looks like it is..

So to give you an honest answer we must have something to choose..
We all know how the 12 looks.. so post a nice pic of your wife and you’ll get our advice..

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Posted: 09 June 2009 02:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 27 November 2010 01:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’m in the same boat, but can only bring one kite, either a 2010 12m Rise, or a ‘09 LF Havoc 10m on OR lines, which I’m not that comfortable with. I can hold the 12m down in a steady 20 knots at home, but I’m going to Aruba where the ikitesurf forecast is between 16 - 24 mph for when I’m there. I’ve never ridden without the extensions, any quick suggestions?

I’m leaving in 12 hrs. and I’m taking a golf bag, so I don’t want to try and stuff another kite in there, it already looks pretty large for a golf bag.

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Posted: 27 November 2010 05:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Have a great trip.

See earlier post and take em both.  Pack dat shiz up tight.  Take the time to get the air out and be happy you have it covered.

not that I have faith in forcasts but 24mph is 20 knots so at least take the 12.  Besides It’s Aruba.  You could end up renting a 6 for the week!

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Posted: 20 December 2010 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I weigh 230lbs and I take my 14M and 10M Rises, I ride the 14 with 18” of depower before I rig down… but i like being powered!
I would way rather ride my big kite on a medium day then sit and watch others have fun… I vote 12M and 8M.

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Posted: 21 December 2010 02:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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If anyone still cares, I’m 185lbs, I’ve ridden the 2010 RISE 12 in 12 to 25 mph. simply by shortening the lines (from 24m to 21m) and I prefer the shorter lines even in liter winds.

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