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I can go out in the same wind as someone on surfboard. Difference is I can cook upwind (but I fall in a lot more emoticon)
I've only flown a 10 meter kite with it so far. Wind less than 10 knots at FP is usually too flukey (thermal wind I'm talking about here) so I haven't bothered trying a bigger kite yet. Your board is probably bigger, lighter and better finned than mine so you should be able to do 7/8 kts easy.
My board came with canted front fins 26cm and 2 23cm rear fins. Medium aspect pointers that were catching a lot of weeds today! They seem smallish but I've been going out in pretty good winds (13 kts plus) so they have performed ok.
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Ya the weeds will be a pita. Seems to be a lot of moss in the water this year.
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That build looks pretty sweet. Woodman standards for sure. You'll be able to do upwinders to the PUC! That board and your FS you will be able to go out whenever you want. Seems like one of the last bastions of feverish evolution in the sport.

PS. Has that wave board been out and tested much? I bet there were a few good BS days during that stretch of south breeze a few weeks back. I certainly was daydreaming about what we were missing over here.
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I had it out here in the bay for the first time this year. I am really crappy on it but stuck it out for a few hours. I don't find the low end very good compared to the doods but it sure looks cooler emoticon

I am outfitting the racer today.
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Oh yeah, those doors have the surface area, but they dont bottom turn so well!!!!

Think my surfy has a little more width up front, and its not like one of your doors, but gets me going as soon as there is enough to whip a 10m around! Happy with the fun factor on it these days. Hope to get over and see you guys soon.
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http://windego.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/frontenac-islands-20120712-000501.jpg?w=614

Looks friggin dangerous emoticon
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That's impressive...
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Looks great! Just a tip if you go out on it in flukely winds. Keep it flat ie. don't sink the windward rail like on a door or surfboard. To do this it helps to have your back foot in the middle of the board in front of the back straps. I have my foot there a lot. So much that I'm going to put some inserts in for a middle back strap. I also have my foot there going downwind even in high winds.
good luck on the maiden voyage and maybe see you Sat (golf cancelled) or Sun.
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I have a strap in the center just over the rear fin. Maybe I will need another insert to move it up. I will ride it first and see where it likes it.

7 knots here now.......
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btw, you need a kite that won't easily fall out of the sky when out in flukey thermal winds. Something like Ken's flysurfer or a LW inflatable. Remember the old wipika free air's and airblasts? The originals were super lightwt. compared to today's kites. It was because of that dacron/mylar material and no wear bumpers etc.
I've been doing a lot of swimming this week with my Flow FT 10! Hindenburg!
Should've known you'd be clever enough to put a strap in the middle. As I get more comfortable going fast downwind I'm sure my foot will migrate further back...
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