plummet wrote:golf ball bottoms to the boards?
aerodynamic latex gimp suits.
skelton board that you lie down on?
I think the key is finding a perfect location with clean howling wind and perfect water conditions.
sailrocket is doing 2x wind speed, kiters are doing 1.2x wind speed and the faster we go, the lower our multiplier.
To get to 70 knots with our current gear, kites are going to be doing 1x wind speed. We can probably get to 60 knots at 1.1x wind speed, so we can break 60 knots at 55 knot wind speed with our current gear.
I dont know about you but I dont really consider it sailing when all you do is hold onto a kite, and go directly downwind in a hurricane. It's like saying the high dive record belongs to people that failed to suicide after jumping off the golden gate bridge.
We need to get up to 1.7x wind speed, at 45 knots then we can do 77 knots (89mph). There's no question we need a more efficient kite to do this. The cabrinha switchblade has too much drag to get more than 1.2x at 50-60 knots.