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 Post subject: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:36 am 
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Good close-ups video.




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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:59 pm 
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What were the wind conditions for this. Very novice kiteracer - but seemed everyone was riding fully powered upwind. Wouldnt there be advantage to going up a kite , or are downwinds really power reaches and not true downwinds?


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:52 pm 
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if 8 kites go down at start (as happens here - 7 in tangles) is there a general recall?

nice wind for it


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:13 am 
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Nice bit of skill at 6:50 in the first video.


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:01 pm 
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knot_moving wrote:
What were the wind conditions for this. Very novice kiteracer - but seemed everyone was riding fully powered upwind. Wouldnt there be advantage to going up a kite , or are downwinds really power reaches and not true downwinds?


Downwinds are true downwinds - 45 deg off true downwind on 17-15sqm kite and 10-15 deg off on 7sqm kite (you just need to loop it a lot).

The guys chose the best size possible. Most of them really know the game ;)

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if 8 kites go down at start (as happens here - 7 in tangles) is there a general recall?

Depends on the jury. 7 out of 40 is not even 20% of the fleet. I wouldn't recall.


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:41 am 
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ronnie wrote:
Nice bit of skill at 6:50 in the first video.


Agree. That is a pretty fast reaction and a difficult one too. He was even starboard


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:18 pm 
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lander wrote:
ronnie wrote:
Nice bit of skill at 6:50 in the first video.


Agree. That is a pretty fast reaction and a difficult one too. He was even starboard


That's what I was thinking, It looks like Adam Koch that made the error, I could be wrong though... but super quick reactions all the same.

I wish I had water that flat to train on. where I live, unless it is <10 knots, we have 2ft short chop the whole time.

I have been in flat water once and it was a revelation!


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Wow that's a lot of tangles! This is more than usual right?

Why was everyone going all the way to the land after each start? Trying to avoid the current? Seems like the wind would be lower right up against the shore.


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 Post subject: Re: North American Championships 2013
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Tone wrote:

I wish I had water that flat to train on. where I live, unless it is <10 knots, we have 2ft short chop the whole time.

I have been in flat water once and it was a revelation!


We usually have 2ft chop at Crissy too :) What you're seeing there is a string flood tide making the water flat. It also takes a few knots off the wind speed, plus the wind where they're tacking is super gusty and horrible. I have trouble sailing (and sometime keeping a kite in the sky) there at all, and I have no idea how they tack and get up to speed so fast in that area!


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