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what goes upwind better?

Postby eloico » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:01 pm

I was just wondering.

What is the best kite/board for going upwind? Has somebody tried
a huge fin on a surf board?

what is the maximum upwind angle somebody can achieve in kitesurfing?

And, what goes upwind better windsurfer or kitesurfers?

any experience with this?

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Postby Clew In » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:15 pm

Hey,

35' Venture with Three 250hp motors.

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Postby kitedayzed » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:28 pm

Clew In wrote:Hey,

35' Venture with Three 250hp motors.

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i want one who makes it Nobile? is it a tt or directional? does it come with bindings or straps..... :lol: :baeh2: :kiff: :thumb:

what kite do recommend with that an FLY SA 19.... :o

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Postby Clew In » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:27 pm

I would suggest you use a BP or Exxon at least 300 gallon. That will let you stay on the water for a nice session.

I would also add you will need bindings and straps. The tripple fins have great accelleration and will cut harder than you could imagine.

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Postby fishy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:05 pm

there are quite a few factors which affect upwind ability in boards, there is a good article in the latest kitesurf magazine on twin tips, and this also covers upwind ability (i'll see if i can paste it over for you), i would think that a big pointy board with big fins would go upwind well, but not so good for other things

angle upwind i'm not sure about, you cant sail directly into the wind obviously but you can get pretty close to it sometimes.

as for windsurfers, i generally find they stay upwind better, they have huge wacking fins on their boards, and i think a sail will always be more efficient than a kite for going upwind, but then we do huge jumps instead which are not so good for going upwind! :thumb:

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Postby FredBGG » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:16 am

Flysurfer Speed 2 and a Spleene Door go upwind really well.
Flat clean edge on the Spleene Door along with early planning.
As far as the kite goes...ultra high projected aspect ratio makes the kite very efficient when far forward in the wind window. The vented trailing edge also helps.

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Postby fishy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:53 am

Fred, you'll have to let me know how to compress the vidoes off the camera so I can post my first attempts - sorry a bit off the topic there!

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Postby Toby » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:17 am

if you want to go upwind while normal riding, there are some TT who do well.
If you ask to have great upwind for a race, get a directional race board.
For ligther winds the Flysurfer Silver Arrow is excellent, don't know for stronger winds.

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Postby R a i n e r » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:16 pm

Nothing, really nothing goes upwind earlier / better than the Door - especially the Monster Door!!!


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