I am planning on making a kite for kite boarding, but I have two ideas about what material to use for making a Kite. I went to the store and looked at Dacron and Ripstop but the Dacron seemed very rigid and semi-heavy and Ripstop seemed like the logical choice, but Dacron was recommended in Saul's Instructable. I would like some input from people that have possibly made some kites or know a lot about kite boarding.
P.S. I would like to know also what size of a kite that I would need, I am 120 lbs, the winds are about 15-20 MPH and I am just beginning.