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ARC's - Wind range

Postby KiteVol » Wed May 07, 2003 6:47 pm

At 95kgs what kind of windrange can i expect from a 1510 and 1120 ARC?

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Postby Protos » Wed May 07, 2003 8:12 pm

I use my 1510 (195lbs. with a 148*42) from 12-20mph, and the 1120 from 17-25mph.

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Postby Arcsrule » Wed May 07, 2003 8:18 pm

AT 200LBS on a 181, I was out yesterday with 17 Blacktips and 20 something other lei and me on a 1510. seems we were all sliding downwind a bit (current). but my projected (?) , 1510 flat againsat their 17 projected!!!! the arc never crashed either. wish i could say the same for my psycho that i put up waet again!!! :cry:

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Postby Protos » Wed May 07, 2003 9:12 pm

I've noticed a similar thing.
It's either breezy enough for the 1510, or it isn't breezy enough for any kite (larger LEIs). Although guys on 18m+ inflatos do lock in and park the kite a bit earlier.

I think the 1510 is 10.5M projected.

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windranges

Postby chicagokitesurfer » Fri May 09, 2003 5:22 pm

I would agree with those windranges for your bodyweight. You can get lower by stacking two 1120s! LOL

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Postby Arcsrule » Fri May 09, 2003 6:30 pm

hey V, what about stacking an 1120 and a G12? G on top?

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Which foil would provide a better low-end?

Postby KiteVol » Fri May 09, 2003 6:32 pm

At 95 Kg, which kite would have more low-end.

(A) MastAir 12m
(B) 1510 Arc

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Postby Arcsrule » Fri May 09, 2003 7:31 pm

haven't flown the ma12 but my psycho 15.5 has more power than my arc 1510 BUT at the lowest wind limit, the ARC is much easier to fly than the Psycho. the difference between the arc and psycho is about the same as the arc and inflato or psycho and inflato---just apples and oranges.

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Psyco 15.5

Postby KiteVol » Fri May 09, 2003 7:40 pm

Why is the 15.5 Psycho so difficult to fly?

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Re: Psyco 15.5

Postby Arcsrule » Fri May 09, 2003 8:05 pm

KiteVol wrote:Why is the 15.5 Psycho so difficult to fly?

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Don't want to mislead anyone inferring that the Psycho is difficult to fly. It's that the ARC is just too easy to fly. I've also been flying ARC's for a couple years where as only just a few sessions on the Psycho. It's just that I have been trying to use the Psycho as a light wind kite and it is not a lightwind kite. It is a big boy's kite! Many consider 12mph to be light air and the psycho is great at 12. Unfortunately, we get a lot of 8 days. I bought it for the 8 days. It flys fine at 8 but it's just not as good at 8 and mistakes are hard to recover from--like I swim at 8 :lol:


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