Using the optic 25. The latest firmware is working well. More reliable tracking.
Well it may be impossible to compare numbers. Lets compare facts, but first some perspective on numbers. I would say most standard foils park down to 5knots. Below that they must be constantly flown just to stay in the air. For Ultralight this parked limit is 4knots. There is some variance to these numbers between models and brands. At 5 knots on open ocean there are no white caps and the water is slightly rippled with a quite glass appearance. At 5knots at water level there is no wind at all apparent. At 4 knots the ocean is starting to flatten more, and at 3 knots you are getting large patches that are completely flat.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:02 amHmmm, I must say I am impressed, but have never seen it done not by the best riders not even at the worlds a couple of weeks ago, a relaunch in 4 knots in deep water
Flying/launching a kite on land is possible often pretty easy in 1-2 knots, agree on that.
Are we talking about the same or the old "impossible to compare in numbers"?
4 knots of wind without gusts (in 10 m height which is the std measuring) that is VERY low at head height, might be say 2 max 3 knots, and even less at the surface.
So for a kite being wet all over one side/surface 15-21 m2 I still have to see that happen myself.
Would love if it was so indeed, but very doubtful I have to say.
Or are the UL racekites so much worse at this than other UL kites?
When you are at the limit of the kite best try keep it deep, or go hard on the rear lines so it falls on it's TE for easy relaunch. The challenge of pushing lower is fun in itself.
It depends where you live.tomtom wrote: ↑Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:32 pmNo standart cloths just dont park at 5 - period. There not even such a thing as stable 5 knots... If there is no wind at water then you are screw. Also kite did not fall to starting position ready to be relauched they even dont fall LE down opened and ready to reverse. They usualy fall at the edge and then they are flat on water ear on ear.
You can pull kite to start in almost no wind if it is LE UP and ready - but to get kite in this position there must be some wind.
What you are experience is gust that help you with f.e. turning kite. etc. This will be infinite debate and at the end nobody know what is 5...
Well we can disagree, but my point is at the speed it parks you should be able to relaunch.tomtom wrote:No standart cloths just dont park at 5 - period.
It is my experience that light wind is usually more stable. That also wind is always changing, and timing things with gusts is even easier. That said extra efforts become a must below parking speeds if not at or near it.tomtom wrote:There not even such a thing as stable 5 knots...
If you know the signs like serious drop in power that you are kiting on inertia and you act quick you can plant kite on it's TE. If I come off plane in light wind I am usually actively flying the kite. The window diminishes to force it down wind. If it stalls out of turns I may direct it to sit TE on the water. That said you can still fly a kite when it starts stalling in turns.tomtom wrote: Also kite did not fall to starting position ready to be relauched they even dont fall LE down opened and ready to reverse.
Use the Parking speed then not a number. Riding below parking speed is exceedingly difficult most people won't or can't do it. Relaunching below parking speed is often not possible.tomtom wrote: This will be infinite debate and at the end nobody know what is 5...
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