plummet wrote:JGTR wrote:I haven't read all the replays on this thread but the guys telling you to slow down are nuts that's the worst advice
So you are saying that apparent wind plays no part in your ability to get upwind?
no the opposite. not enough speed means not enough aparent wind and therefore poor upwind performance. ..... unless your well powered then you can churn upwind slowly.
Apparent wind will move the wind window moving it away from the direction of travel as the wind window is at right angles to the wind, whether that be true wind or apparent wind. If the wind window moves then so does the angle you can fly your kite to the true wind direction which can reduce your ability to get upwind.
Did you have lessons? They should have explained this to you???