5568[ksurf] Re: Kite size / weight ratio
- Oct 1, 1999
>There is always more wind higher up (using 45 m lines, I felt it all theBuggiers call that "scalloping". I can't seem to make that work ont he board
>times) but I found them not very useful, especially when you have to
>turn the kite upward after diving it down. This will make you fall if
>you don't have enough wind below. One trick I always do in this
>situation is to turn the board windward (to add more apparent wind) when
>I start to turn the kite upward.
- it seems to sink too fast. I think a lot of the trouble might be my lack
of board handling skill.
>A bigger board may help too. I have yet figured out the relationshipHmm...so do you think I should look for a board with a higher volume instead
>between board size and rider weight. There's definitely a correlation
>between board volume and rider weight, but I am not so sure about the
>correlation between board length, width and rider weight?
of a larger planing surface?
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