suRff wrote:>>>happened with a 16 m flat kite reportedly in only 30 mph (25 kts., 46 km/h, F6, 13 m/s) !.
hope the guy is alright. i don't think there are too many kiters out there flying 16 meter kites in 25kn winds anymore. matter of fact i have not seen a 16 meter kite on our beaches in a while. with a modern kite and board even a big guy should be able to get away with a 9m - 11m. avoiding the top end of the wind range of huge slow kites is probably not a bad idea.
Still, just 2 weeks ago I saw a lesson being given with a cell approaching. The cell contained gusts of 50 knots just prior to it coming through. If you live in FL, you see plenty of poor decisions regarding weather.
As much as I appreciate Rick's efforts, it doesn't seem to have much impact on riders around here.
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