Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

What is the average and maximum gust swing you kite in?

forum for kitesurfers


plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5999
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: EE
Favorite Beaches: NZ
Style: Terrain riding
Gear: Old wornout ozone.
Plummet hydrofoil and mutant
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: What is the average and maximum gust swing you kite in?

Postby plummet » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:26 pm

RadDrDuke wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm
I personally have a formula that seems to work:

If the range is greater than 1/2 the average then it is too gusty and not very fun.

For example: Lull 9, Gusting to 20, Average windspeed of 14. The range is therefore 11 knots (20-9=11), which is more than half the average (14), thus it is probably not too much fun.

Obviously it depends what you are riding and how desperate you are to kite, but this is a way to quantify.
Seems like a pretty good formula to use. Once you go past that you definitely into desperation kiting.

BOEMIX
Medium Poster
Posts: 186
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 10:57 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Sant Pere Pescador (Spain)
Favorite Beaches: Etang de l'Eole, La Franqui (France)
Style: Freeriding
Gear: Kites: ozone: chrono v2 15m, Hyperlink 9m, Catalyst 7m, enduro 10m, edge 13m, access 6m
Flysurfer Soul 15m.
Boards: Naish Bullet 5,4, Shinn Ronson 138x42, King Gee 150x50, Ketos Foil freeride2 and Transformer TT
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: What is the average and maximum gust swing you kite in?

Postby BOEMIX » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:49 pm

Taking a look at that formula I realised how desesperate I am to snowkite :rollgrin:

Because If you snowkite at the pyrinees, mote than 10 knot gap between base wind and max gust/lull is more the rule than the exception.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: edt, OzBungy and 13 guests

cron