Pump me up wrote:
Typical ram air lies and exaggerations. 8m jumps in 8 knots - just bullshit.
For the full, ridiculous story, check out Chris Calthrop's webpage: http://www.k48.com/
the text reads... On the beach the windmeter
was reading around 4.5 knots with peaks of 7.5 knots. The kite is a prototype light wind Blade 3. The wind then picked up to 10 knots and I had to come in as I was maxed...
Some real FACTS - Kite is bigger than 10.5m
On my 10.5mÂ² Blade 3 - I am maxed out at 15knots (@ 75Kg)
Power you can get from a Blade 3 especially the bigger sizes is unbelievable compared to any other similar kite.
There is no mention about his forward speed, but can tell you if travelling at any reasonable speed on a 10.5m or bigger Flexi Blade 3 and you send the kite for a jump you arent going to stay on the water - you WILL fly...
Might even be tempted to let you have a go on my 10.5 next time you're at the beach and its blowing 8 to10 - if you think you can handle it and dont have a fear of heights...