Kite size for surfboard riding

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lard
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Hi,

Is there a rule of thumb for the size of kite to drop down to when using a surfboard, e.g. if 12m on a twintip, 10m on a surfboard? I appreciate it's not as simplistic as this (surfboard size variations etc.) but is there a general recommendation?

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I would tend to use one size smaller (within my quiver of kites) for a surfboard. So if I would normally be on my 10 for a twintip, I'd be using my 8 for a surfboard
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I'm fairly heavy, so probably ending using the same for both, just a more de powered than on a TT, that's with a 7 9 12 quiver
But I don't ride a TT that often and the one I have is fairly big (shinn red)
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Cheers guys.
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10m is the biggest kite I use for wave riding.

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5,7,9,12 quiver. Hardly use the 12m.
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I'm the same, only used 9,7,5m for last 5yrs on my SB. I'm 80kg use 7m the most about 50% of the time and 25% each the 5 and 9m.

I'm thinking of going to 8 and 6m as a 2 kite quiver, I only bother if it's 20mph and up anyway.

Mike
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surfboards vary hugely. I have some boards I need to be really powered on to get up wind, others are great in light conditions. So this question is kind of hard to answer. Typically I would want to have enough power in the kite to be able to pull the bar in and feel a strong pull on the harness and maybe a bit of lift.
lard
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Cheers for all the replies. I've got a 12m, 9m, 7m quiver and a Slingshot Verve board so I''ll have a play around with sizes and see what works.
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Agree with Tombeaton

You could almost flip the question around to say 'what size surfboard with 9m kite in 20knots' for example.

That said I find that when overpowered on a big board riding really slowly helps to keep things under control and make the session enjoyable.
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