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matth
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Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Postby matth » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Hurricane wind and remnants are incredibly unpredictable, you can go from 25mph to 75mph in a second with zero warning. NO THANKS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQrTmJzPf4k

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Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Postby waynepjh » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:18 pm

I been out in 55 mph winds a few times and found that if the lines are too long you get a huge bend in your lines between you and the kite. I ride 20 meter lines when its hectic. One line break in wind like that and its over. Here is a pic of some super steady 55 mph wind.
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Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Postby knotwindy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:46 am

Nice although never thought I would see the phrase
super steady 55 mph wind!

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Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

Postby sflinux » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 pm

I have been overpowered on 20M kites (20-30 mph), and overpowered on 9M kites (40-50 mph). Neither is fun. Around here we call that survival kiting. Sure it is doable, but high risk. I am thankful that manufacturers are making small kites (some manufacturers smallest was 9M in 2004). The cool thing about small kites is they start in the low 20s. These days, I have more fun with a 5M in 40-50 mph winds, than a 9M. A couple of our recent bad accidents would have been minimized if the out of town riders would have rigged a kite smaller than their 9M. And when the winds are stronger, and my 5M starts feeling like too much kite, I will drop to a smaller size. I've witnessed a 5M waroo unintentionally looping in strong winds, when after a crash, the rider's hook fell onto one bar winder. :o Just remember things happen faster in strong winds, respect the wind's power, and know your limits. If you don't feel comfortable looping the kite, rig smaller, or throw in the towel. I have no shame not pumping up on days I failed to bring a small enough kite.


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