Re: What's your P18 topend / P15 lowed? + Strap Setting suggestion
- Just want to add that I noticed last time in light wind that where is
quite a big difference in power if you let the internal strap out or
in (most power with strap out). The projected area of the p18 is
equal to that of a 16LEI... so you really can't expect to get more
power out of it...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tswierkocki" <tswierkocki@y...>
> Hi Guys,the
> I'm 75 kg and mostly ride a LF Drop 130 or strapless surfboard. I
> can really only get going on a strapless surfboard in 10 MPH with
> P-18. Yeah you can milk it in less then 10 MPH with 40M lines butthe
> not really worth it unless you have not ridden in a week. On 40M
> lines in the really light stuff the kite is strange since you can
> generate enough apparant wind to ride but it doesn't go upwind very
> well (kind of like a stack). Probably due to too much drag. One
> thing I can say is the P-18 flies incredible well even in 10 MPH.
> Compared to my G1-15 and B-17 i would say the difference is that
> P-18 become usable (jumps and wave riding) a lot earlier than theG1-
> 15 or B-17. The other thing about the P-18 is there is a fine lineMPH
> between underpowered and nicely powered. Seems to me that in 10
> I can cruise but get a gust over 12 MPH and the kite comes alive.machine.
> To answer your question though the P-18 is not a lightwind
> No jumps at 10 Knots for me. I think the power of the P-18 isabout
> equal to about a 16M LEI (North Rhino4).both
> My guess is that the P-18 and P-15 have a ton of overlap with the
> difference being that the P-18 becomes useable (jumps and wave
> riding) a lot earlier. But you can probably start to cruise on
> in about the same wind. The P-18 will be parked but you will beG18
> working the P-15.
> --- In email@example.com, "Big Kahuna Ocean Sports"
> <captpaul1@y...> wrote:
> > > Does anybody have any info on the P18 turning speed compared to
> > > G II 15 and a P15 ?
> > I've flown both the P18 (lots of times now) and the P15 (one good
> > session so far) and I'd say the P15 is "proportionally" faster in
> > respects to the P18. The P18 turns faster than either the 2003
> > or G15, and with good "arc" flying technique, I can get the kiteto
> > pivot on it's tip. I recently moved from 30m lines to 27m lines,the
> > it makes a marked difference in response / turning speed. I also
> > tried a 75cm bar (usually fly it with a 60cm bar) and didn't like
> > added effort to turn the longer bar created. The P18 is now my
> > kite, and use it from 15mph to 28mph (although I will be using
> > P15 from now on if the wind is consistently over 20mph)any
> > > what low end do 75kg guys (135 - 240 boards) get on the 18 ?
> > > acceptable (more than 3m high, more than 2sec. hangtime)jumping
> > > below 10kn ?least
> > Maybe Tom will jump in here (he's one of the resident "normal"
> > P18 fliers ;-)). But I found that the P15 had -almost- as much
> > bottom end as the P18 (if you didn't mind sining the heck out of
> > P15). I'm not a big jumper (more into waves) but the P18, at
> > to me, seems like a jumping machine. I have no problem at allI'm
> > boosting 1-2 meters without sending the kite at all (wakestyle
> > jumps). There's a lot of overlap between the P18 and P15, but
> > glad I have both.
> > Oh yeah, I weigh 230lbs/105kg.
> > Paul
> > http://www.gobigkahuna.com