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Wind range for beginners

Postby PEZ » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:44 pm

Hi, I weigh 65 kgs and have bought a 12m kite. What would be a good wind range to get things going? I don't want to freak myself out and be put off. 4-7m/s???

cheers :thumb:

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Postby RBKite » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:24 am

If you haven't flown anything before I'd say 18-20 km/hr and lots of downwind space/no hard obstacles/helmet.etc. It's funny hearing all the safety talk hear, lessons etc. but i hate to admit it but I'm glad theres all that talk cause a 12m can haul some serious ass. although I am self taught and (knock on wood) no injuries yet. I have gained a tremendous respect for a large kite and wind. I'm not sure that there is an exact recipe to gain this respect witout injury but I hope you'll find it.
Good luck and happy kiting.

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Postby panchito » Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:36 am

huy......have no idea what m/s is......please talk is Knots......

the windrange of a 12 kite is approx: 15-24 for a 70 kg rider......so
for your weight would be 13-21 more or less

so try to stay from under 20 knots / 37 km /23 miles .... :o

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Postby splatnikGanglion » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:20 am

panchito, thanks to the discussion in another thread I now know that 1m/s is approx 2knots. That said, I totally agree that we should be using knots here even if they're just in parantheses next to another scale

ie-it was blowing 10m/s(20knots)

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Re: Wind range for beginners

Postby Big Lebowski » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:20 am

PEZ wrote:Hi, I weigh 65 kgs and have bought a 12m kite. What would be a good wind range to get things going? I don't want to freak myself out and be put off. 4-7m/s???

cheers :thumb:
from 5-8 tops but dont go 10 m/s(it can easy pick up to 12 or 15 and what will u do then) its too strong for one step at the time ,see some dvd -boost 2 is okand all will get to you!

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Re: Wind range for beginners

Postby condor » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:13 am

PEZ wrote:Hi, I weigh 65 kgs and have bought a 12m kite. What would be a good wind range to get things going? I don't want to freak myself out and be put off. 4-7m/s???

cheers :thumb:
I beginner with your weight can use the 12m Kite for bodydraging in the wind range 7-8 Knots up to 11 knots.


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