I know that even the pros pack it in and do something
else when the wind gets that flukey in Maui. I have
tried using a 2 line kite in conditions like you
described and I found it impossible.
--- Rick <rick@...
> Sounds like some challenging conditions, especially
> the gust range. I am
> impressed that you tried the chicken loop and cast
> it off in such up and
> down conditions. I was in conditions recently with
> the wind cycling from 10
> mph up to near 28 mph and was in and out of the
> chicken loop it seemed every
> minute for hours. It does get annoying under such
> conditions but it sure
> does help dealing with all that sudden power. You
> must edge very well!
> Congratulations on cutting new ground on kiteskiing.
> Missed my chance to
> try it this winter, perhaps next.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:26 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] chicken loop
> Rick Iossi wrote:
> > that you often have good winds 20 to 30 mph?
> Hung, I think you normally
> > kitesurf on lakes near Ottawa where lighter winds
> may prevail with the odd
> > gusty winds? Dwight, I think you are about my
> weight at 175# and I seem
> > recall Hung that you are around 135#, correct me
> if I have recalled
> > incorrectly?
> Being inland and up north, we have very gusty wind
> ranging from 5 - 40
> knots allowing us to experiment both with light wind
> and strong wind
> conditions. Normally it's around 5 - 15 knots in the
> summer and stronger
> in spring (now) and fall.
> Winter wind is much "sweeter", frequently in the 20
> - 35 knots range (
> and I used to hate them ... )
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