Re: What to buy?
[quote author=“nitrogen”]I am in the process of deciding what type of kite to buy and size as this is going to be my first gear set up. I’m 6’3” 190lbs and will be doing a fair bit of kiting on Nicola Lake which I’m told can be gusty. I also intend on hitting Squamish whenever possible. Can someone recommend any kites that would be suitable for me? And perhaps what size of board.
I think the 14m might be a little big for you for Nicola and Squamish. I have kited Nicola and it can crank upto (and above) 30 knots in the gusts. I am the same weight as you and I kite on a 12m One. Range is about 14 to 30knots, slightly lower with a large board. I am on a 134. The One is not a great kite to learn on though as it requires rider input to get the most out of it. If you are just learning maybe look at a 12 to 14 meter Rise.