Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Kai Lenny's $1,500 Kite Board vs Oracle Team USA $15mio Cat

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
davesails7
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1829
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:36 pm
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Virginia Beach
Gear: Flysurfer Sonic2 11m & 15m, Sonic1 9m
Spotz2 w/Delta Board
OR Mako 130x35
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Kai Lenny's $1,500 Kite Board vs Oracle Team USA $15mio

Postby davesails7 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:16 pm

romkite wrote:
edt wrote:Kites can also go 3x wind speed in the right conditions
Sorry for being skeptical, is there a video or some web site talking about that ?


This is doable on raceboards in light wind with flat water.

I've gone 25 knots (on GPS) using my old 183x59 raceboard, crappy stock fins, and 18m Dyno in 10 knots of wind. I'm sure the top riders on the best equipment can hit 30 knots in 10 knots of wind.

As the wind speed picks up though, the max board speed doesn't really go up much more than the low 30's knots, they just head further downwind at the same boardspeed.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], John-B, Yahoo [Bot] and 23 guests