People sometimes get confused about kites because of the phenomenon of "gradient".
Yes very true...but also from my extensive LW experience with big kites in nearly no wind at surface
There is gradient..and there is the direction it is coming from...and the distance of fetch over water
From what i know in my environment ..S-SSW-SW light winds are the best for this
I have ridden with SP3 21...Dyno18...Riot19..in non perceivable winds...glass like water many times
In the open ocean on S wind.....and intracoastal on SSW-SW
When all elements come together....you get the perfect LW..
But sorry No video of myself to prove it....
3 knots average to the untrained eye
But those who know....you can draw your own conclusion...on what wind power pulls you...really!
.what i would like to see one day....are BS High wind claims battles on KF