Peter_Frank wrote:The weight of the kites are interesting in other respects, but for "light wind" perfomance, I cant see any relevance whatsoever !
You and your kiteboard and kite weigh around 85 to 90kg in average.
So a difference of a few kg's wont make any noticable difference at all !
If you are talking about relaunching and dynamic performance when turned around hard, it is another issue - but we are talking about light wind performance only, right ?
I am 100% sure that the mass wont make much difference, regarding KITING in light wind.
Of course, if we are talking about how low you can go with a kite, flown on LAND only, the mass is of real importance, true
Kindly, Peter Frank
yep, plus the minute you addd piliot control into the factor the pull of the kite becomes variable, Just cuz your wing lufts the best(really what weight to surface ratio means) doesnt mean it flys the best or makes the most pull? What about line length and stroke speed? There is just to much also involed with the wing shape a delta shape and a paraglider shape are going to do such different things while moving that weight and lift ratio are out the door........
If you are kiting under 10k then thats great have fun and go kiting, if you are argueeing that any kite flys better in low winds becuase of the lift to mass ratio then you really need to go kiting and stop quessing what wind you can go kiting in.
I used to work for a snow board company that had two engineers from the flight comunity in it, thoose two bozo messed up the board shapes so badly based on the Computer models, CAD work etc. I went out and in one week did all the same work it took them a year to do by just riding and changing shapes, go figue they cost the company millions I was a 1500 hundred a month saleried rider.... And that years shapes came from my RD