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WIND MINNESOTA

KITE SIZES WIND SPEED : WEIGHT

For beginner / intermediate kiters:
  • Select your kite size according to the median wind speed and not the gust.
  • For wind strength REDUCTION, take along an extra bigger board OR bigger kite.
  • For wind strength INCREASE, take along an extra smaller board OR smaller kite.
  • The chart below shows the relation between the two key measurements in choosing a kite size: 1) The Wind Speed and 2) Your Weight. Our chart below shows wind speed in Knots and Miles/hour on the left, and your weight in pound at the top. Size of kite is in square metrage.
Wind Speed 95 110 125 140 155 170 185 200 215 230 245 260 Weight
Knots Miles
10 12 10 12 12 14 15 16 17 19 20 22     Kite Size M2
14 16 9 10 10 12 12 14 14 15 16 16 17 18
17 20 8 9 9 10 10 12 12 14 14 15 15 17
21 24 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 12 12 14 14 15
28 32 6 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9
34 39 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8

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