Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by Dave Chadderto » Mon, 24 Dec 2001 18:38:12


Just starting with the kite buggying thing and wonder what most people have
in their 'bag' to  cater for varying winds.

I very generic terms, I was thinking that I should aim for something like a
2m, a 3.5m, 5m and maybe 6.5-7m kites.  ie 3-4 kites to enable me to buggy
in all winds.  I know that different kites have very different
characteristics, and that some generate more 'pull' than others, but, let's
say we stuck to one range (say Viper or Blade .... I don't own either yet)
would my guess ring true? I've already got a 3.6m (blade-like) foil and am
thinking of a 4.9m blade next.  If I then buy a 6.5m it will leave me with
the smallest one to buy last - ie, stronger winds for when I'm a bit more
proficient.  As an aside, I'm about 14st and probably going to buy the Libre
Special buggy.

Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

--
regards,

Dave Chadderton

 
 
 

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by Dave Chadderto » Mon, 24 Dec 2001 18:41:02



Quote:
> Just starting with the kite buggying thing and wonder what most people have
> in their 'bag' to  cater for varying winds.

> I very generic terms, I was thinking that I should aim for something like a
> 2m, a 3.5m, 5m and maybe 6.5-7m kites.  ie 3-4 kites to enable me to buggy
> in all winds.  I know that different kites have very different
> characteristics, and that some generate more 'pull' than others, but, let's
> say we stuck to one range (say Viper or Blade .... I don't own either yet)
> would my guess ring true? I've already got a 3.6m (blade-like) foil and am
> thinking of a 4.9m blade next.  If I then buy a 6.5m it will leave me with
> the smallest one to buy last - ie, stronger winds for when I'm a bit more
> proficient.  As an aside, I'm about 14st and probably going to buy the Libre
> Special buggy.

> Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

*Addition*

Does anyone use C-Quads for buggying - particularly the bigger 6.3 and 8.5m
kites?

--
regards,

Dave Chadderton

 
 
 

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by Marleau Belange » Tue, 25 Dec 2001 02:54:14

Sounds like you have the right idea.
I only fly JOJO kite and there too much of a hole between my 2 smaller
kites.
I have a :
1.5 ET
        } I notice this gap to be the largest. You need  25 knots for this
1.5 kite to REALLY get working. I would probably get a 2.0RM or a 2.5 ET
2.7 RS
        } I never really have a problem with this gap
5.5 ET
        } Sometimes I'd like to have on more here.
9M RS

So YES...4 kite should pretty much do it.

Quote:
> Just starting with the kite buggying thing and wonder what most people
have
> in their 'bag' to  cater for varying winds.

> I very generic terms, I was thinking that I should aim for something like
a
> 2m, a 3.5m, 5m and maybe 6.5-7m kites.  ie 3-4 kites to enable me to buggy
> in all winds.  I know that different kites have very different
> characteristics, and that some generate more 'pull' than others, but,
let's
> say we stuck to one range (say Viper or Blade .... I don't own either yet)
> would my guess ring true? I've already got a 3.6m (blade-like) foil and am
> thinking of a 4.9m blade next.  If I then buy a 6.5m it will leave me with
> the smallest one to buy last - ie, stronger winds for when I'm a bit more
> proficient.  As an aside, I'm about 14st and probably going to buy the
Libre
> Special buggy.

> Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

> --
> regards,

> Dave Chadderton


 
 
 

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by Albert Camp » Tue, 25 Dec 2001 09:55:03

I prefer C-Quads than foils.I have the  3.2 and 6.3.Those size are the
ones I have been buggying for years.When the 6.3 gets too much then I
grab the 3.2.That's all I use.Got the window covered!!!Great upwind,Very
powerful and very cheap kites:-)  
 
 
 

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by glenn ped » Wed, 26 Dec 2001 00:48:23

Quote:



> > Just starting with the kite buggying thing and wonder what most people have
> > in their 'bag' to  cater for varying winds.

> > I very generic terms, I was thinking that I should aim for something like a
> > 2m, a 3.5m, 5m and maybe 6.5-7m kites.  ie 3-4 kites to enable me to buggy
> > in all winds.  I know that different kites have very different
> > characteristics, and that some generate more 'pull' than others, but, let's
> > say we stuck to one range (say Viper or Blade .... I don't own either yet)
> > would my guess ring true? I've already got a 3.6m (blade-like) foil and am
> > thinking of a 4.9m blade next.  If I then buy a 6.5m it will leave me with
> > the smallest one to buy last - ie, stronger winds for when I'm a bit more
> > proficient.  As an aside, I'm about 14st and probably going to buy the Libre
> > Special buggy.

> > Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

> *Addition*

> Does anyone use C-Quads for buggying - particularly the bigger 6.3 and 8.5m
> kites?

 hey dave
 yea i just got a set of c quads 2.2, 3.2, 4.2 and 6.3. to buggy with.
i got them along with my 2000 quadrifoils. i got them because i was
tried of getting sand in my foils. its a love, hate thing. i love the
price,power and the way they fly but hate the way they fold and store.
i ended up making a bag for the set.  go drive a kite.
 
 
 

Kite bugguying 'Kite Bag' ?

Post by ODuursm » Thu, 27 Dec 2001 06:20:57

Hi there,

if you take the folding and relative fragile-ness for granted, the C-Quad are
great value and give gobs of power! I`ve used my 3.2 in various wind conditions
and it is a very good kite for buggying indeed. I have to say though, that i
have not flown any other high-end foil in a buggy, so i can`t compare to those
kites, but they certainly are 200% better than Nasa Wings! ;) Control is very
easy too for the C-Quads, once you adjust the proper line length. For size, a
3.2 is good in a wide wind range, but when the winds are really picking up, the
2.2 is an excellent choice and still develops alot of speed. The largest C-Quad
i`ve flown is a 4.2 from a friend of mine, and that one can be used till i`d say
3-4 bft or so. Below that i just get my freestyle kites out of the bag ;)

Succes!

Okke

Quote:

> Just starting with the kite buggying thing and wonder what most people have
> in their 'bag' to  cater for varying winds.

> I very generic terms, I was thinking that I should aim for something like a
> 2m, a 3.5m, 5m and maybe 6.5-7m kites.  ie 3-4 kites to enable me to buggy
> in all winds.  I know that different kites have very different
> characteristics, and that some generate more 'pull' than others, but, let's
> say we stuck to one range (say Viper or Blade .... I don't own either yet)
> would my guess ring true? I've already got a 3.6m (blade-like) foil and am
> thinking of a 4.9m blade next.  If I then buy a 6.5m it will leave me with
> the smallest one to buy last - ie, stronger winds for when I'm a bit more
> proficient.  As an aside, I'm about 14st and probably going to buy the Libre
> Special buggy.

> Any thoughts would be gratefully received.

> --
> regards,

> Dave Chadderton