Dave_5280 wrote:Have you noticed any difference in fabric durability between the regular and deluxe as some have suggested?
lezo wrote:I had a great response from a longtime foil kiter:
"The crazy thing about your question is that you don't need to slow down for your kite to get back to the edge of the window. Your kite is already at the edge of the window any time it has been sheeted out for more than one or two seconds. The real deal is that the wind window rotates as your go faster and faster, especially in lighter winds with a great light wind kite like yours. As you slow down it seems like your kite is going forward in the window, when in reality the window itself is rotating. This is all an effect of apparent wind. I'm sure you already know this, but in a 15 kt wind when you are speeding along at a forward speed of 20 kits the apparent wind direction moves so much forward that your kite appears to be sitting way way back in the window, which corrects itself immediately upon slowing down.
The only reason I mention this to you is that sometimes it is easy to forget. What you are doing is the right thing, directing the kite upward and riding toward the kite. The only other option is to edge extra hard and try to tough it out, slowing yourself and the kite, watching it move forward and making you think the kite actually went forward in the window (which it really did not do)."
joedy wrote:lezo wrote:I had a great response from a longtime foil kiter:
Can anyone help to clarify this? I'm having a hard time visualizing how the wind window shifts in relation to apparent wind.
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