coffeeking wrote: ↑Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:11 pmI used to be confident that I could tell from spending 2 minutes wandering around the car exactly what size to launch. I get less and less water time now so I use a meter to get a better feel. I was at the beach in 24 gusting 28kt last week - by face feel (and a foot of shifting sand) I wouldn't have bothered rigging my 9 but when I got the reading we popped it up and, while well powered, it was fine.
I now ride my 11m sonic2 up to about 24 kts. The 9m I ride in 20-30. Was out yesterday on 9m in 25 gusting to 31 kts and was comfortable.
99% of windmeters are used by kooks or gadget lovers .GCKiter wrote: ↑Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:22 pmHaven't used wind meters in several years.I tend to look at local conditions i.e. Sea state,warning flags on beach, sand blowing on beach,beach umbrellas rolling across beach, shaded wind-line out in water etc., when the breeze starts dropping it becomes a little more difficult especially if your trying to foil at your bottom line wind speed ( for me 7.5 or less)
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