windtzu wrote:Top end is reached when you no longer can effectively / safely control the kite in a given wind speed.
windtzu wrote:Pardon the windsurfing analogy > we would change to different sails-models in relation to size depending on our weight, and our purpose - waves, racing, etc. Some sails performed brilliantly in size "a" but were a dog in size "b" or at least not as well.
windtzu wrote:I get your analogy. So generally speaking, in stronger winds, higher aspect designs are better for smaller riders than lower aspect kites, again all things equal. I assume there's other variables that go into design.
windtzu wrote:In windsurfing some companies would make two wave sail lines > one with more power for heavier riders, and one with less draft for lightweights, while being pretty much the same sail. I wonder if this is something that's practical in terms of design - ie. a normal lithium and a less grunty lithium. It would of course come down to economics. Is there enough demand to justify it. Your answer may be, they already do > the varial and the lithium.
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