*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Kite size vs. Snow depth
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:21 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:26 am
Posts: 69
Location: Rochester NY
I was out this weekend in about 15 - 20 knts on a 7.2 blade and needed to go to a bigger kite. The snow was about knee deep and my board was constantly riding under the snow. I needed a lot more power to keep moving and would quickly come to a stop if I didn't have enough grunt. Normally on harder pack or less snow this would have been plenty of kite for the wind. How big of a kite change do others normally have to go to depending on snow conditions?


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:21 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:00 am
Posts: 2601
Location: Madison, Wi. Cabrinha, Slingshot, Blade, Axis, Mystic, NP Surf.
please, please send the snow this way, so i can tell you....... :thumb: :thumb:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Kite size vs. Snow depth
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:55 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:14 pm
Posts: 586
How long has it been since you waxed your board?

It makes a huge difference. A good wax job really only lasts a few sessions at most.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: kite size
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:04 pm 
I ride my SS Fuel 16 in deep powder...it gives the lift necessary to float me on top of the fluffy stuff! Of course it gets a bit hairy at 18 knots. Then I break out the 12 m Fuel.

Image


Top
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group