3InletsWindsports wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:41 pm
I like the statement of “some reports of lift off at 8 knots”. I think you would like to use some more empirical data to lay claims to a wind range.
Yeah empirical they do, as there are much more "some reports ..." statements, for example this one:
https://www.northkiteboarding.com/blog/ ... fqpmyq2FBA
"We have riders who report lifting off at under 6 knots of board speed and maxing out at 25 knots", which might be the base for the following graphic.
Or "We have riders who report lifting off at under 8 knots of board speed and maxing out at 30 knots. That's a big range.” in the first post. ... So enough values to do some empirical calculations
If I would ad my very small experience with it and this one from a north teamrider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6U57eN ... be&t=5m05s
I would come to something I would call a more close to true range in green:
@North: Everything else you should be able to verify with a bit more than "some reports ..." statements
I think North has done a good job with this foil and has also been innovativ with a new material in this application. The starting problem they may had, due to this, is something that can happen to everybody, so shouldn't be a big deal. As I understand North, they have found a good way to deal with it, so not necessary to show again and again one single picture of one broken fuse, where nobody knows what happen to it (ground contact?).
The only thing I don't understand, why some at north seem to believe it is necessary to do commercials with in my eyes unrealistic speed ranges, but maybe just a miles, knts, km/h conversion confusion