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Blade Fat Lady 2011

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Created by amnonshlomo > 9 months ago, 14 Oct 2014
amnonshlomo
WA, 13 posts
14 Oct 2014 6:08AM
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Hi

i have a naish park 10m 2013 and want to add another kite for low range
my weight is 100kg ,not a biggner

i got a deal on blade FL 2011
but i dont know what will be my wind range with a TT
i've look over older post and did'nt find a good answer
should i pass and try to find a zyhper or the a new kite?

Thanks
Amnon

bigtone667
NSW, 1030 posts
14 Oct 2014 8:22AM
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amnonshlomo said..
Hi

i have a naish park 10m 2013 and want to add another kite for low range
my weight is 100kg ,not a biggner

i got a deal on blade FL 2011
but i dont know what will be my wind range with a TT
i've look over older post and did'nt find a good answer
should i pass and try to find a zyhper or the a new kite?

Thanks
Amnon


The Fat Lady is a great light wind kite. I am 100kg and I get out in 10 knots.

kiteboy dave
QLD, 6525 posts
14 Oct 2014 8:30AM
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lol @ "bald fat lady", nice mental image.

I have a zeph 17, is good.

gokid
QLD, 491 posts
14 Oct 2014 9:47AM
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Both are great kites but I would choose the Blade Fat Lady

amnonshlomo
WA, 13 posts
14 Oct 2014 7:20PM
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the Fat Lady 2011 is good?,not like 2013 but will get me on the water in 12 knots ,mybe upwind?

amnonshlomo
WA, 13 posts
15 Oct 2014 11:39PM
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Plz guys, i need a fat lady expert, I'm want to close deal
Or find something else

fingerbone
NSW, 921 posts
16 Oct 2014 6:38AM
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Hi , I have a big girl. 75kgs on a twinny I get between 10 and 20 knotts

I found the lady likes to try and pull me off my edge, especially during transitions.

Great floaty kite if you like to jump.

I like the fat lady, but mine is a current model.

gokid
QLD, 491 posts
16 Oct 2014 8:47AM
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fingerbone said..
Hi , I have a big girl. 75kgs on a twinny I get between 10 and 20 knotts

I found the lady likes to try and pull me off my edge, especially during transitions.

Great floaty kite if you like to jump.

I like the fat lady, but mine is a current model.

I have a big girl. 75 kgs

I found the lady likes to pull me off

I like the fat lady




Think your on the wrong forum

gokid
QLD, 491 posts
16 Oct 2014 8:52AM
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amnonshlomo said..
Plz guys, i need a fat lady expert, I'm want to close deal
Or find something else


May I suggest

www.fatladies.com

bigtone667
NSW, 1030 posts
16 Oct 2014 9:22AM
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Hi Amnon,

The Fat Lady is a great light wind kite. It turns well and has really nice grunt.

My only criticism is the front bridle can get caught around outside wing tip when self launching. This can be avoided with a little care.

Spitfire
WA, 352 posts
16 Oct 2014 8:56AM
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Fun kite but sat a little bit to deep for my liking. Depends on what you want todo with it.

Loftywinds
QLD, 2060 posts
16 Oct 2014 3:14PM
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bigtone667 said..



amnonshlomo said..
Hi

i have a naish park 10m 2013 and want to add another kite for low range
my weight is 100kg ,not a biggner

i got a deal on blade FL 2011
but i dont know what will be my wind range with a TT
i've look over older post and did'nt find a good answer
should i pass and try to find a zyhper or the a new kite?

Thanks
Amnon





The Fat Lady is a great light wind kite. I am 100kg and I get out in 10 knots.




Bull****! Sorry but even the Zephyr struggles in 10knots. The only kites I know of that can give you a good run, upwind, and even then on a large board or directional....
...are foil kites.

fingerbone
NSW, 921 posts
16 Oct 2014 4:02PM
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gokid said..

fingerbone said..
Hi , I have a big girl. 75kgs on a twinny I get between 10 and 20 knotts

I found the lady likes to try and pull me off my edge, especially during transitions.

Great floaty kite if you like to jump.

I like the fat lady, but mine is a current model.


I have a big girl. 75 kgs

I found the lady likes to pull me off

I like the fat lady




Think your on the wrong forum


haha...maybe be so but getting pulled off by a fat lady is something I like to share...

bigtone667
NSW, 1030 posts
16 Oct 2014 4:19PM
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Loftywinds said..



The Fat Lady is a great light wind kite. I am 100kg and I get out in 10 knots.






Bull****! Sorry but even the Zephyr struggles in 10knots. The only kites I know of that can give you a good run, upwind, and even then on a large board or directional....
...are foil kites.



Hi Lofty, next time you are in Sydney I will happily show you ...... My 23 inch wide fish (volume is probably 40+ litres) and/or skim board are somewhat helpful.

But I must admit, a foil does sound very interesting.

amnonshlomo
WA, 13 posts
16 Oct 2014 4:22PM
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So there is no big difference between fl v1 and fl v2&v3
Take the kite

shua
SA, 11 posts
2 Nov 2014 4:16PM
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amnonshlomo said..
So there is no big difference between fl v1 and fl v2&v3
Take the kite


The Gen 1 was not bad turning but not as good bottom end, 12knots (also old bar design).
The Gen 2 has a greater bottom end and still good turning, 10 knots comfortably. I would only ride it on the bottom knot on the back lines. I found it didn't lose bottom end and found it a lot easier to go upwind.
The Gen 3 has fixed the up wind capability with maintaining the bottom end and also has a good turning speed for a big kite. I am happy to ride down to 9-10knots on a twin tip, 8-9knots on a surfboard and I'm around 90kgs.
With all kites, don't be afraid to depower them as you'll be amazed how much you can trim them and then shoot upwind so much easier.

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
2 Nov 2014 7:08PM
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If the kite is second hand I would stay away from it, my 2012 FL delaminated after a year of irregular use.



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