now, that separates the grains from the chaff! no kites in the scene. as it should be.
i suppose at that moment kiteboarder's cool boots were too wet to participate... and all those dubstep soundtracks were already too much devaluated on a crappy numerous flatwater fart breeze session videos.
I agree with Tone. I'm a reformed windsurfer, but watching that vid made me want to dust off some of my gear. Last time I tried windsurfing, it was gusting over 50. The first time I sheeted in my sail blew out a seam. Haven't tried since, but did get the sail repaired just in case.
As a relatively new kiter, I'm interested to watch the difference between winter frontal winds vs summer thermals. Once it is 40kts+, there's not many kiters willing to chance it ... that's when the windsurfers have a clear advantage. (and I guess when it's 15-20 and the ws'ers can't get planing, a kiter on a big kite can be having a blast)
Watching this video, once it's 50+, I wonder where the design limit is for the WS gear. At some point I'd expect it's too windy for the gear to be functional. Or maybe so marginal it becomes survival mode instead of ripping it up.