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kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby jan_hou » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:35 pm

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Some are excited to go kite suping under 4+ knot wind

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby plummet » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 pm

yep theres something primal about 35+ knot sessions. A battle against man and wind. The speed of the small kite the tumultious sea... i live for those sessons.

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby TheJoe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:01 pm

I did it just the other day. Only problem with it is it's gusty and I fly C's so really not the most enjoyable kiting.

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby plummet » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 pm

yes you need the right kite. a low aspect 6m is the way. lots fo depower and your away laughing with others don't go out.

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby jan_hou » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:21 am

TheJoe wrote:I did it just the other day. Only problem with it is it's gusty and I fly C's so really not the most enjoyable kiting.


Fortunately, I have three 5M kites (Naish Charger, Vari Condore 1, Wainman Bunny) and one 4.5M (Slingshot RPM) to choose from, I can always find the right kite in these stormy weathers. :D

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby Toby » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:26 am

Been there, done that.

Nowadays a nice relaxed, yet with a powered bigger kite gets me going.
Those 30+ just became stress and hoping not to get injured.
Happy to have that left behind me without serious injuries.

But great if others enjoy it! Have fun :thumb:

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby plummet » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:20 am

Toby wrote:Been there, done that.

Nowadays a nice relaxed, yet with a powered bigger kite gets me going.
Those 30+ just became stress and hoping not to get injured.
Happy to have that left behind me without serious injuries.

But great if others enjoy it! Have fun :thumb:


powered big kite can be worse tho!.
I've had 3 sessions this week.
10m 18-22 knots
6m 20-38 knots
15m 16-20 knots

The most fun for me was 20-38 knot on the 6.. wristling with the wind gods,,, man that was a punchy powerfull session.

But I got most hammered on the 16-20 knot session man handling the speed 3 through head head plus waves. that was very silly indeed.

ok so the faster the wind the smaller the kite and the faster it can loop uncontrollable. but if your overpowered on any kite its still more dangerous being properly powered on the correct kite regardless of wind speed.

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby Starsky » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:21 pm

Toby wrote:Been there, done that.



I hope you never get bored with airstyle! Youve said the above regarding every discipline out there so many times you've kind of kited yourself into a corner. For someone who pays lip service to how great and varied the sport is, you are one of its narrowest participants.

The pictured conditions look like so much fun! Small kites these days are incredible and make it all feel so much easier. Love feeling like youre in control in the midst of total chaos.

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Re: kite surfing under 40+ knot wind is exciting

Postby Flight Time » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:41 pm

Starsky wrote:
Toby wrote:Been there, done that.

I hope you never get bored with airstyle! Youve said the above regarding every discipline out there so many times you've kind of kited yourself into a corner. For someone who pays lip service to how great and varied the sport is, you are one of its narrowest participants.


Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Fun is absolutely an individual concept. He has done it all and settled on what he likes. Some think that kiting freestyle is fun, but some like the big air. Some want to shred waves, and some want to snowkite. Some only want to kite over long distances and lose themselves in the zen of it. Respecting and promoting variety does not obligate one to participate in it.


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