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Kite ranges: info source

Postby JayEl » Sat May 31, 2003 9:59 pm

Hi folks,

A lot of people talk about wind range of a kite. But is there somewhere on the web a database with kite ranges ?
Or do you only have some info from "hear - say" ?

Did anyone ever try to create some kind of "kite range database" ?


I'm asking this because I recently purchased the wrong kite: Naish X2 16 m2 when I was looking for a low wind kite. Well... the kite has no power in the low wind range at all, but a lot of high wind range.
If I had known that, I'd have bought an other kite.

JL

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Postby xray » Sat May 31, 2003 10:43 pm

Tip, make a shortlist first of your desired kites, then go to this forum and check the reviews with the search function. Works pretty well!

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Postby Kitedespot » Sun Jun 01, 2003 1:12 am

http://www.kite-surf.com 1232 wind ranges online

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Re: Kite ranges: info source

Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Sun Jun 01, 2003 1:21 am

[quote="JayEl"]Hi folks,

A lot of people talk about wind range of a kite. But is there somewhere on the web a database with kite ranges ?
Or do you only have some info from "hear - say" ?

Did anyone ever try to create some kind of "kite range database" ?


I'm asking this because I recently purchased the wrong kite: Naish X2 16 m2 when I was looking for a low wind kite. Well... the kite has no power in the low wind range at all, but a lot of high wind range.
If I had known that, I'd have bought an other kite.

JL[/quote]

I am sure smarter people than me could make a spreadsheet do that, but there are a lot of variables, so the spreadsheet would most likely be for an "average" weight rider, on an medium sized board.
Don't give up on your naish X2, did you try using it with a bigger board?
The 18 and 20 X2 only give you a tiny bit more of bottom end, but with the loss of some of the nimbleness of the 16.0M.
There is no inflatable kite yet that will give good ultra low wind performance (below 10 knots) similar to how modern kites behave in "powered up" winds of approx 15knots.
What winds strengths did you want to a kite for? What are you expecting to be able to do in these winds?

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Postby JayEl » Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:10 am

That website looks great. Thanks a lot.
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Postby Pie » Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:54 am

JayEl,

I did 2 weeks a go, but it didn't work out. It was not on this forum, moust people told me, you can not do this because it depents on how you kite.
But I still believe it would be interesting.
You can ask the wich kite they use in wich wind conditions and wich level, weight.....

Like this you can at least have a idee...

Good luck,

Pie

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Postby staticspeed » Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:16 am

HI there! I know what you mean exactly!
Im riding a 2002 Cabrinha BT 16.5
Given the same low wind strength of 10kts, the kite just dun seem like it wans to move. It just hovers, no matter what you do with the bars...
Unlike my airush 12m, it moves where i wan it to. But it doesnt have that Yanking power if/when the Cabriha does get moving. :roll:
So its not like a windsurfer, where the bigger the sail size is, the more power you get with it. Whereas for a kite, one also have to take in consideration the weight of the kite :!: :!: :!: :bye:

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Postby grinalds » Mon Jun 02, 2003 4:00 pm

Here is 2002 year 4 line Kites wind range from Kiteboarding Magazine
http://www2.worldpub.net/KB/newimages/p ... -4LINE.pdf


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