Everything I heard is it was a 7m SLE, this is from a good friend of Dan's talked to the guys who rode with Dan and went with him to the hospital... SlimShaddy could answer for sure he was there.RickI wrote:Dax, Dan had a 10 m Octane rigged but went out with a borrowed 7 m Fuel correct? Do you know if the 7 m was rigged with a 5th line or not?
That's probably the main reason why higher winds are often far, far more dangerous than lower winds - the distance between gusts and lulls gets too wide. No kite yet made can handle those extremes, especially when they happen within minutes or even seconds.Airmiles wrote:One thing I noticed kiting & windsurfing high winds - the higher the wind, the more the wind strength varies.
e.g. If you go out in 35mph avg you could find yourself in anything from 16 - 50mph.
Ah it has been made 2 years ago. The Crossbow. There was no wind conditions I couldnt deal with the Xbow. I kited at Pounda beach in Paros last april with very strong southeasterly winds ( side off shore ) and it felt like riding in hell , it was gusting 30-40kn and droping to 0. The kite performed amazingly good, and I was on a 9m. But the best one for me is the 7m. Been out in gusts up to 48kn and nothing strange happened with the kite. Handled everything pretty well so far and felt safe for my level in the most extreme conditions.Tom183 wrote:[ No kite yet made can handle those extremes, especially when they happen within minutes or even seconds.
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