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 Post subject: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Ok.

As the tittle suggests what is your kiting wind range?

Lets categorize into 2 sections.

Ideal conditions. If you see those conditions you think "Get to the beach now!"
Desperation kiting. Conditions you can take or leave. But if you haven't been out for a while yourl head to the beach for a desparation session.

Ideal conditions
For me ideal conditions are 16-40knots. Kites are powered action is happening. 20-25 knots is the gravy. Love those winds. 25-35 is action packed, 35+ is balls to the wall.

Desperation kiting
Lets face it. I can have a lot of fun 10-15 knots. But there's no doubt I hunker for the gravy of 20-25 knots.
5-10 is ho hum. Even though I have the equipement to utilize those winds. I really don't head out in these winds unless i'm really desperate.
40+ is just so uncommon that I don't have kite sizes to utilize these winds.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Dyno 2011 18: perfect 17-23
Rebel 2015 18: perfect 20-28

Warm air.

Anything more or less is under or overpowered.
Possible, but not perfect ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:41 pm 
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Location: The Gorge
Florida:
Ideal session: 15kn+
Desperation (most sessions): 10-12 knots

Hood River:
Ideal session: 20-25 knots on a 9m
Desperation: N/A


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:01 pm 
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10-44 knots. I like all of it, light wind is fun because there is no danger nuking wind is fun because there is so much power in the kite and i also like everything in between I will ride -40c to 40c liquid or solid let's get out there and ride

ideal day starts 10 knots at sumrise builds to 40 knots at sunset then goes back to 20 knots as the full moon rises for a night sesh


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:35 pm 
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5 to 35 knots, 77kg, 5 to 15m2 kites.

Ideal, Hydrofoil:
11-12 knots sweet spot for a 9m2.

Ideal, Waveboard:
20-25 knots sweet spot for a 7m2.


Nobody is out here, in 40 knots, as way too much for a 5m2 which is the smallest size most got, and it is also shitty choppy conditions anyways :wink: .
And those riding TT's, usually dont have smaller than a 6 or 7m2.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:26 pm 
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12-45kn, all windspeeds are fun, just give me variety.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:51 pm 
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It is my first season. I have a 12m, and I am waiting for my 2015 9m to ship ;)

Ideal conditions
So far 17 knots to 22 knots on my 12m.
When gusts are over 28 i need to shorten my front line so kite is a bit slower and less fun to fly. Though most spot in New York will get very irregular chop/wave which make it hard to edge to jump and such.
Over 35 knots gust I can't hold the kite even depowered (1 knot over). I haven't tried 2 knots, I need that 9 m.

Desperation kiting
I was a beginner kiter in the summer so if forecast would show any hint above 10 knots we would head over to the beach and wait it out up to 3 hours for the wind to pick up. Probably spent 5 afternoon this summer hanging out at the beach with other desperate kiters.
Now that i am more intermediate, i would say 12 to 17 knots because wind is usually gusty in New York so 15 knots you are going to have some low of 7 where you are going to sit in the water and drift down wind. Then you can wait for a nice gust to jump ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:12 pm 
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Absolute minimums for 86kg, 138x40.5cm TT:

14m = 10knots then 1knot per meter (12=12knts, 10m=14knots, 7m=17knots)

But my sweet are
14m: 13-20
12m: 14-23
10m: 18-27
7m: 25-30

Of course i can hold them in about 5 knots more and pull the lowend 2-3 knots below...


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:21 pm 
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10-30 knots on 15/12/10m kites 85 kilos on 134x42 TT board and a nugget. i rent 8m and smaller into 40 knots tops as it doesn't make sense to own rarely used sizes.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats your kiting wind range?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:38 pm 
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quicky wrote:
10-30 knots on 15/12/10m kites 85 kilos on 134x42 TT board and a nugget. i rent 8m and smaller into 40 knots tops as it doesn't make sense to own rarely used sizes.


The best thing about a rarely used kite is that it lasts so long. I don't think it's like you are wasting money you get the same amount of sessions for each kite, it is just spread out over more years for the little ones.


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