Hawaiis wrote:Does it ever occur to you that you might have gotten the consumer version while Johnny is using the sponsored version?
Hours, hours, hoursCasair wrote:Or should I stop being a _____ (aka bearded clam, fish sandwich, holiest of holies) and just lower the damn kite and prepare for the pain when I crash and explode?
BraCuru wrote:For my training I recognise 4 types of speed: top (1s,10s,100m,500m), race upwind (keeping max upwind angle), race downwind (keeping max downwind angle), cruising ( on a reach) 14kts, small chop, 9m Cabrinha Velocity:
VoRace - max 1s speed 32kts, 500m - 29kts, Top averages: Upwind 18kts, Downwind 22kts, Cruising 25kts.
Silente - max 1s speed 28kts, 500m- 26kts, Top averages: Upwind 15kts, Downwind 20kts, Cruising 22kts.
Please bear in mind those are approximately values showing abilities of two different foils.
I have to admit that almost 30kts on a 500m distance seemed to me impossible couple months back. It's a matter of training, comfortable foil and wind/water conditions.
The feeling is great, adrenaline pumping like hell and I hope to learn riding 500m with speeds breaking 30kts. Now I really admire guys riding 55kts in Luderitz. The horizont line must be a tiny point
9m kite is enough from 12 knots of wind. It will be easier for you to find comfort zone with a 7 or 6m kite at 20knots.Casair wrote: Currently I'm riding a Taaroa Sword with a surf board and most days I'm using my smallest kite which is a 9m with an average of 15-25knots of wind.
My main issue is the downwind speed. Currently I've only managed to hit 37 km/h for a very short distance and I feel very unstable.
I find it a little terrifying to lower my kite down towards the power zone while riding downwind when the wind is anything close to 20knots.
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