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 Post subject: Re: What makes a kite jump high? (kite designers!?)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:20 am 
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A balance of 4 important factors:

1) Depower, and 2) turning speed, both important to yank you off the water with minimal loss of apparent wind.

3) Lift/drag ratio (a function of high aspect ratio and other design parameters), and 4) size, both important to get you high and keep you there.

Here's a post about jumping (with ensuing discussion) I wrote years ago, but it's as relevant as ever:
http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=175


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