Hi, I'm considering purchasing a second-hand 2012 Griffin Argo 11.5. It seems to be in good nick and the price is decent. I'm relatively new to kiting and am looking for an easy-to-fly reliable kite that's easy to relaunch. I kite in the Byron Bay / Lennox area and weigh 65-68kg. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks!
probably a bit big for solid winds at your weight. can you check what other guys in the area are using regularly in teh conditions you will go out in?
9m for a beginner your size in WA is pretty standard for a first kite / no quiver yet, to be able to get out in an ok wind range - but maybe the 11.5 suits your conditions?
i've read that the kite itself is pretty good over the years - but no personal experience with them.
all the best with learning!
The 11.5 ( 12m) argo is super stable and easy to relaunch for 65 to 68 you could get going in 10-11 knots up to 18+knots depending on skill level. It would be your light wind kite, a 9m would be good for the 15 to 20+ knots
As a beginner this kite will suit you well. Add a 9m to that and you will be kiting in all winds
The Argo kites are very user friendly and most defiantly have the best relaunch abilities, gets you out of s#*t in the surf
The Argo is also great for intermediate to advanced, so you will enjoy this kite till the end
agree with all the posts above. If you are only going to buy one kite at this stage however the 11.5 is too big for you. Get a 9 or 10. The argo's are powerfull for their size.