Dimitri M wrote:
I haven't seen any other kite fly in less then 5 knots on an SUP board.
I have seen few big kites fly in very light breeze like the CORE, SLINGSHOT, DYNO, you name it but only on the beach which is totally different once you get on an SUP board.
Any light wind kiter would know that.
Because on a SUP board you have no place to run once your kite start to back stall.
But on the beach you can run back if your kite start falling out of the sky or move around because you are not constrain to space.
So maybe in the video you see both kites fly in less then 5 knots but that is on the beach. It is a totally different game once you get on a board especially in less then 5 knots.
But if you are a good kiter you will know the difference from flying a kite on the beach and flying a kite on a board in very very light wind. It is a totally different world.
I am back....did you miss me...just a little bit
Yes we did fly side by side on the beach in 4-5kn...just floating like butterflies
But neither of our 2 kites had sufficient pull to even think of venturing on the water on an 11ft SUP
Neither one of our kites was back stalling even in lulls of 4kn
But both our kites started to back stall at 3kn and we have to move around a bit and sine to keep up
We even had to loop side to side them to keep them flying..if it remained 3kn for long
NO WAY that 3kn can pull even a 50 lb kid on a 20ft SUP..
...because at that wind speed PARKED kites don't "FLY and PULL" people around a water surface
I flew your kite on beach...you flew my kite on beach
You are a good LW kiter...i am good LW kiter
And it is my amateur word..against your professional word
So i say it is no different on beach or SUP...wind power is wind power
UNLESS the vertical gradient wind over the water is UNIQUE and you feel it is 3kn while you ride
Bottom line...whatever your kite can do...many other LW specific kites can do just as well....
...if we got them all together for an ULW SUP showdown
So you see....i am living proof.. since i flew your V3...that it is in FACT a BS light wind claim
Claiming that you were riding in 2-4 kn in Hatteras......JUST WON'T FLY