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Climate change and kite type and size

Postby abel » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm

For the last three years I'm preparing to ride in 9-11 knots during the summer, which is the statistic wind range for at least 14 years, since I started looking at the forecast every day.
So,... I bought a 12m single strut kite and a hydrofoil board which are supposed to be the proper equipment for such conditions.
But, the winds are in the 6-10 knots range (because of Trump? 8) )
So again I'm hardly holding the kite in the air waiting endless time for the 10 knots to stabilize.
Now, most probably, if I insist in riding in such conditions (yup, I'm stubborn), I'll have to go for a foil kite. Sch#sse! :evil:
Personally, I don't like foils. I enjoy riding with 14 m LEI in the 10-12 knts range, with table size TT, shifting towards the 12m and the foilboard.

Any recommendations ?

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby Bille » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:38 pm

abel wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
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Personally, I don't like foils. I enjoy riding with 14 m LEI in the 10-12 knts range, with table size TT, shifting towards the 12m and the foilboard.

Any recommendations ?
You bin flying kites for a Long time ; how much of that is with foils ?

I kinda started with PL foils in 2002 , (that's why i like them) but given a choice i'd rather be on a 15M Edge, in 12 knots ; so i see where your coming from ! If the
wind is lighter than 12kts ; then i'd rather be flying a PG or HG .

Bille

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:17 pm

abel wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
.....But, the winds are in the 6-10 knots range (because of Trump? 8)...
Actually, since Trump told us that climate change is just a hoax, we have had very consistent winds, normal temps, and no natural disasters in the USA. I think that climate change occurs solely outside US boundaries. :o :o :o

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby tegirinenashi » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:17 pm

Climateirs were told before not to interfere with politics. Like other people, politicians don't like when they are fooled, and, oh boy, they were so oversold on dangerous effects of global warming. Now, the global warming circus took the whole turn, and their "research" activity is under risk of being axed.

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:31 pm

I'm not sure about wind speed, but if anyone is interested I'm buying some soon-to-be-beachfront property in West Virginia to start a kite school if anyone wants to join me!

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby abel » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:38 pm

Bille wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:38 pm

You bin flying kites for a Long time ; how much of that is with foils ?

I kinda started with PL foils in 2002 , (that's why i like them) but given a choice i'd rather be on a 15M Edge, in 12 knots ; so i see where your coming from ! If the
wind is lighter than 12kts ; then i'd rather be flying a PG or HG .

Bille
Didn't ride foils at all.
Tried several times..., Speed 3 19m, 15m and lately a Fone Diablo 13. Once upon a time even a PL Venom 17. No good karma between me and them foils :(

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby JakeFarley » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:19 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:31 pm
I'm not sure about wind speed, but if anyone is interested I'm buying some soon-to-be-beachfront property in West Virginia to start a kite school if anyone wants to join me!
Then instead of burning West Virginia coal to generate electricity, it will be used to make carbon fiber boards... :D

Seriously, I just started flying my 21m speed5 and I can ride at 8 knots(without 6m line ext.) on a 135x46 TT ( I am 90kg). I too have some issues with learning to launch, fly and land a foil kite, but with only 5 sessions, I am determined to be proficient.

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:30 am

tegirinenashi wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:17 pm
oliticians don't like when they are fooled
Yeah, as the biggest hypocrites on the planet, that must be annoying :roll:

Global warming . . . it's comments like that that tend to make it clear the speaker doesn't know what they're talking about. Is that you, Marl?

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:32 am

FLandOBX wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:17 pm
abel wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
.....But, the winds are in the 6-10 knots range (because of Trump? 8)...
Actually, since Trump told us that climate change is just a hoax, we have had very consistent winds, normal temps, and no natural disasters in the USA. I think that climate change occurs solely outside US boundaries. :o :o :o
It's a Chinese conspiracy, you know. That's why China is now leading the world in clean energy development and for the second time in 100 years, an Asian nation is out-progressing the US is R&D and manufacturing :lol:

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Re: Climate change and kite type and size

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:33 am

Trolling aside...

If you're anti-foil, why not a big Cloud? Airush Zero must be going cheap now . . .


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