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Kykeon
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How many knots is that?

Postby Kykeon » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:21 pm

I post here because hydrofoilers are the light wind specialists...

I got impressed that a switchblade took off like that...
it's not the lightest of the kites...

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Re: How many knots is that?

Postby Mossy 757 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:25 pm

More than 7 knots and it's really cold so possible help from air density? I've flown a 12m Switchblade (2013) on the beach in really light stuff and below 10 it's just not fun at all to try to keep it flying.

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Re: How many knots is that?

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:11 pm

Any kite can start like this, in 6-7 knots and up, no matter how heavy I would say, especially when that cold :thumb:

The difficult part is, if on the water, when you lose speed, to keep it hanging to one side without flying the kite, thus lighter kites are used.

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