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Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby intheloop » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:45 am

https://vimeo.com/89224846

Pretty glassy and marginal conditions.

Also check out the Chrono size recommendations.

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby sarc » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:55 am

Nice to see a good kite perform in 10kn offshore wind. Filling up that baby in the beach must have taken a while, but well worth it.

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby Carlos_C » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:48 am

a cheap battery powered lilo pump - have it ready to fly in a couple of minutes - will work even if kite is wet - doesn't need to be high pressure - just high volume

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby Guttorm » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:54 pm

Nice kite, but the wind is not 5 but 6-8 knots. A very big difference. I have seen a 55 kg woman foiling with a 16m Elf kite in 5-6 knots. 85kg in 5 knots no way. Wind power is proportional to the wind squared. So 5 knots have 30% less power than 6 knots and 50% less than 7 knots.

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby kiwimike » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:10 am

possible with 18 zero from airush. i have never seen a kite like it. gets a bit too much of a handfull after 12knotts however.

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby dusta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:09 am

Guttorm wrote:Nice kite, but the wind is not 5 but 6-8 knots. A very big difference. I have seen a 55 kg woman foiling with a 16m Elf kite in 5-6 knots. 85kg in 5 knots no way. Wind power is proportional to the wind squared. So 5 knots have 30% less power than 6 knots and 50% less than 7 knots.



wow you can tell the difference of 5 and 6 knots from a video . impressive

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby Babel » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:17 pm

intheloop wrote:
Pretty glassy and marginal conditions.


So far, there is only one really glassy light wind kiting video:

http://vimeo.com/16015030

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby FrenchPascal » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:32 pm


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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby droffats » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:57 pm

I don't know Bable, this one is dang close to glass: https://vimeo.com/24947580 the sky just wasn't dramatic to show much.

Back on topic. I haven't seen the mostly black with yellow wingtip color of the Chrono before. I prefer that to white -- less likely to get dirty.

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Re: Kiting in 5knts possible? Chronably

Postby samsam » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:58 am

Some spots have 0 wind at water level but enough wind at the kite's altitude so trying to guess wind strength by how glossy the water is won't always work. One must have personal experience and knowledge of the spot.

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