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 Post subject: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:35 pm
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Just a quick question

What would the real world top end of the 9m Rebel 2012 be? North site states 15-32kn for 75kg rider.

I'm 66kg on a 133 TT.

Tks

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:08 pm
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Not scientific answer but here goes

75kg=32knots/36.82mph

So 66kg x 32kn = 2112 divided by 75 = 28.16knots/32.40mph (seem about correct)
For 133cm wide board (that is kind of a wide board for high wind)

For example Toby (90-95kg) uses "128cm" wide board with an 18Dyno in 25 knots in hot/warm wind
So to help your top end and send the kite at edge of window a narrow board helps a lot

So many factors affect lower and upper wind ranges

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:17 pm
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Tks SupaEZ, so 28kn should be the max point where I would still be able to hold an edge? Just rechecked my board size after your comment. Its 129 x 33.

I'll be going to Sri Lanka next week and the wind is 20-24kn predicted by windfinder at the moment. Temp is about 28-32 C.

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:48 pm
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Remember not scientific estimate
But you will be just fine in 20-24 knots
At 28 knots you can hold an edge because i like that your board is relatively short at only 129cm

Have fun at latitude 37 degrees.......sunglasses + sunscreen etc....etc....

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:51 pm
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SupaEZ wrote:
For example Toby (90-95kg) uses "128cm" wide board

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I just realized Toby's board IS NOT THAT WIDE
I meant to write "38CM" WIDE................OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:17 pm
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i have ridden my 9m switchblade in 35 knots at 65kg on a 133x41 freestyle board... not comfortable but it can be done.

20-24 is ideal 9m range for me...

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 Post subject: Re: WindrangePosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:42 am
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dyyylan wrote:
i have ridden my 9m switchblade in 35 knots at 65kg on a 133x41 freestyle board... not comfortable but it can be done.

20-24 is ideal 9m range for me...

yeh ive ridden my 10m switchblade in 35 knots , i'm 89kgs and on a 133 board carving upwind same way

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