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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:58 am


Barely enough wind to keep a 17m kite up.

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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby Krazedkiter » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:56 am

There are so many things wrong with the last 1:45 minutes of that video I don't even know where to begin....... :roll:

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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:55 am

It showed the trees are not moving, the kite won't stay put, it could not have been 7 knots even up there where the kite is.
I once saw a video of a Flysurfer doing a horizontal 360 degree low to the ground, it can fly with virtually no wind, just the apparent wind it created and little walking by the flyer.
This is not the one I saw, but is similar:

http://youtu.be/xBBE8zG1i2I

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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:12 am

have done that with a LEI - one hell of a workout tho!

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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby Bille » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:59 am

Hawaiis wrote:...
I once saw a video of a Flysurfer doing a horizontal 360 degree low to the ground, it can fly with virtually no wind, just the apparent wind ...

http://youtu.be/xBBE8zG1i2I


YES
I seen the owner of (A Wind of Change), here in Vegas, do that with a 3M Ozone Razor !!!
That was at night, about 7 years ago.

It looked Cool !!

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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby iKite123 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Hawaiis wrote:
iKite123 wrote:Will a foil board go upwind in lighter winds than a race board ?

yes


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Re: Sailing in sub 7 knots

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:55 pm

Is there any way to figure out the board speed so we could estimate the real wind speed from it

The Garmin Virb Elite video camera has a speedometer built in


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