beaufort scale really needs to be used more. You know how kiters are Peter, they tend not to give actual wind speed, instead they will say "I was out on my 7m, lit" and you have no idea what speed the wind is. If they are 135 dripping wet on a surfboard, it could be 15 knots, or if they are a larger lad, 250 pounds on that 7m on a 125 means it is blowing 40 knots.Peter_Frank wrote:
Every other unit, mph (or even the horrible beaufort scale) are not really used or known anywhere, except the local country
You have EVERY Right to be Angry Peter ; Damn Americans !!Peter_Frank wrote:Bille, you of all should know not to use units that is only used very locally.... (at least not without WRITING the unit)
Wind is measured "globally" and international with two units only:
For sailing and historically, knots is used, and well known everywhere in the world without question.
I dont agree.fdvj wrote:If everyone use the beaufort scale and understood how to read the conditions by observation then we would have less trouble with kooks putting up inappropriate kite sizes.Wind in most countries is not the average or consistent, so being able to make a personal call on the strength based on personal observation is what it encourages.
It may stop people claiming the rode a 11m in 40knots as well.
for me force 3-4 17m
force 4-5 13m
force 5-6 11m
force 6-7 9m
force 7-8 7m
force 8 6m
force 9 back in the van.
VERY true, I missed that.TheJoe wrote:Wind is not the only factor we have to deal with. I can easily hold 40kts on my 7m either on a twin or strapless surfboard. This is only if the water conditions are right. Going into my 4th season I have learned that my water conditions are more important than my wind.
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