Fair enough, if we are talking about no kite support. But I stand by my comment if a kite is involved (reasonable assumption since we are on Kiteforum and also discussing top speed). Kiters want to know how slow they can go with a particular foil when they are considering a foil's performance characteristics.....my only point was using speed numbers for this can be misleading since you have to consider how much lift the kite is contributing. Now, if someone said my foil will lift me during a water start when my speed hits 10 knots with my kite lines at 45 degrees, then that is more meaningful and can be used to compare to another foil.Sandras wrote: ↑Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 amStall is not a function of speed.
Stall happens at a certain angle of attack.
What is meant above is that at that speed, you need such a high angle of attack to support your weight (minus the kite lift) that this angle of attack is critical - stalls.
I assume that gunnar said 82kg meaning no kite support, especially considering it's a SUP wing!
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