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What unit do you use for windspeed ?

knots (nautical miles per hour)
65
61%
m/s (meter per second)
14
13%
kph or km/h
3
3%
mph
20
19%
beaufort
5
5%
 
Total votes: 107

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby Jwoo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:13 pm

When talking to other kiters I use whatever the majority of kiters use where I happen to be kiting. In my head I prefer MPH just because that's what I'm used to. It's hard to use water texture where I normally kite because the wind is side off. We use the lack of, or amount of blowing sand to determine kite size.

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby coffeeking » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 pm

Knots. It's universal. Kite sizes make no sense as everyone will use a different one depending on board/person/preference. Water/bft doesn't make sense because it's open to vast interpretation variability and it's very hard to ID in changeable conditions.

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby mr moon » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 pm

Knots.

It's universal & international!

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:24 pm

mr moon wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Knots.

It's universal & international!

Agree, eventhough we dont use it ourselves here in Denmark, it is THE unit to use for sharing in here, but many (1 out of 5 it seems now) use their local unit instead, like mph, which is really difficult to understand and relate to :roll:

8) Peter

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby PullStrings » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:38 pm

***** 0.0224976 the speed of sound *****...................................... :D 15 knots

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby mr moon » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:25 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:24 pm
mr moon wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Knots.

It's universal & international!

Agree, eventhough we dont use it ourselves here in Denmark, it is THE unit to use for sharing in here, but many (1 out of 5 it seems now) use their local unit instead, like mph, which is really difficult to understand and relate to :roll:

8) Peter
Cool, but do you guys use miles in Denmark?

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby dt73775 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:12 am

I like palm tree..i usually use flag..

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby OzBungy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:31 am

I use my ears. If I can hear wind noise then I go foiling with a 10m. If I hear lots of wind noise I foil with the 7. If the wind noise is so loud I can't hear anything else I might foil with the 5m or grab the surfboard.

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby socommk23 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:33 am

Meters per second.

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Re: What unit do you use for windspeed ?

Postby bay surfer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:54 pm

Most kiters at the beach will say 7m, 12m 18m Kite size......unless you got one of those wind meter things, or looking at the forcast.:)


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