25 knots is equivalent to 30 mph winds. 35 knots equal 40 mph. I
wouldn't throw up a 7M foil in 30 - 40 mph winds either. However, in
20 - 25 mph winds, I would fly a 7M foil in a foot of powder. If the
wind is always that strong where you live, use a smaller kite. A 2M
foil would not generate much power in 20 mph winds. Maybe enough to
pull you across solid ice, but not through a powder field.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Pauric" <paurico@p...> wrote:
> I'm sorry, something sounds seriously wrong about a 7m foil up in
25kn winds - on land. That simply should be able to happen. There
were strong winds here this weekend, 25kn ish gusting to 35 and there
was no way I was putting my 3m foil up (and a very inefficient one at
> It begining to sound like this wipisnowfoil is a bit of a lame
horse, any comments Matt?
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: RE: [ksurfschool] Wipika Snow Foil Report Part 2
> i am not trying to tell beginners to ride this kite in
> 25. the day that i rode it in 25 there was 1 to 2
> feet of powder, and i know how to ride litt. as far a
> s the projected area, i have no idea. it doesn't
> really matter either. if you are a beginner or you
> are riding on hard snow then you can ride this kite in
> around 10. if you are an advanced rider, and you are
> riding in deep snow you can ride this kite into the
> --- David Stanek <staff@s...> wrote:
> > just a note - what projected area is this 7.0
> > Wipifoil?? If you can use this
> > kite in 25 mph on snow the power output can't be so
> > great - in this wind
> > all I need is 2.0 m2 foil ??
> > david
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > oo.com
> > oups.yahoo.com]On Behalf Of matt nuzzo
> > Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 11:28 PM
> > To: kitesnowboarding@y...;
> > kiteskiing@y...;
> > kitesurf@e...; ksurfschool@y...
> > Subject: [ksurfschool] Wipika Snow Foil Report Part
> > 2
> > I took the 7 Wipika snow foil out again today at the
> > frisco high school. it was ranging from 10 to 25,
> > and
> > it ended a solid 25. oh yeah, there was a foot two 2
> > feet of powder. the kite is pretty easy to set up
> > for
> > some one that has used a foil. It is not moron
> > proof
> > like the flexis or b kites, but it is pretty easy.
> > the bridal is straight forward, and the bar has a 3
> > line setup with a chicken loop. The depowering
> > system
> > works well if you want it, and you can attach a
> > leash
> > to the third line if you want to. i had it on this
> > huge donkey bar so it turned plenty fast, and
> > because
> > it is closed cell it relaunches easily. as far as
> > stability, it is the most stable foil that i have
> > used
> > yet. i tried to collapse it when a gust hit it at
> > 12o'clock, and i couldn't. it was a good sign. i
> > would yank down as hard as i could when a gust hit
> > it,
> > and it would just flair out and drift back into the
> > window when the lines went slack. the pull is a
> > very
> > solid pull. it is not twitchy and all over the
> > place.
> > i rode the b8 to compair it to something. they
> > have
> > about the same amount of power, but the b8 feels a
> > little more twitchy. the b8 is a faster turning
> > kite.
> > they both jumped about the same. generally
> > speaking
> > the wipi had a much more positive and solid feel,
> > and
> > you could depower it. i will let you know what else
> > i
> > come up with. -- matt nuzzo
> > REAL kiteboarding
> > 866.REAL.KITE
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