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 Post subject: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:26 am 
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So the last week has seen some intense wind. I've managed 3 sessions.

First one 40+ knots gusting to 50 something. To honest that was plain stupid. Fully trimmed and bar out on the 6m still to over powered. Insane gusts.

Next session was 35-45 session. Crazy gusts again. But not as bad as day one.

Today was a balmy 25-35 knots. So I cranked up the 8m. I've got to say after 2 40+ knot sessions the 25-35 knot day was A) a walk In the park and B) enjoyable.

So yes, the crazy sessions just make you that much better as a kiter.


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:28 am 
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When it's 20 knots, I am on my 4 m


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:51 am 
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Hawaiis wrote:
When it's 20 knots, I am on my 4 m

Yeah, but you're riding one of those black magic boards...


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:39 pm 
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What size kite would you fly on a hydrofoil in 40-50 knots? a tea towel on a stick?


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:32 pm 
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40-50kn is twice as much wind as 25-35kn.

What looks like "a little bit more" is in reality 2x the dynamic air pressure.

And this is true wind, not even considering the apparent wind speed of a smaller kite moving faster.


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:23 am 
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but they do make alive sailors. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:43 am 
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RedSky wrote:
but they do make alive sailors. :D


A ship is safest in the habour..... But that's not what it was built for!


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 Post subject: Re: Calm sea's don't make the best sailors!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:53 pm 
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I think you should get some small kites Plummet ?

You only got a 6m2 which is hardly a small kite when talking waves :thumb:

And with the winds you often have in your area, a 4 and 5m2 is often used, so why dont you have these ???

Asking seriously, or do you prefer to ride hugely overpowered ?
In contrast to others riding waves.... :roll:

8) Peter


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