5571[ksurf] Re: Kite size / weight ratio
- Oct 1, 1999Dave - excellent theory but you speak of windspeed at the kite - When I
(and most others) speak of windspeed this is measured at the beach at
ground level - Which is the only practical place to measure it !!
then you go out and the wind is probably 6 knots at altitude out on the
water but who cares ! as far as we know its still 3 knots on the beach -
and those windsurfers will be very impressed.
I am not saying your theory is wrong - lets not go there - I am saying that
when we kitesurfers speak of low wind planing limit - its most probably the
wind on the beach at head level... depending on the beach the wind "at the
kite" (as you said) can be anywhere to up to 3 times as much ! (2 knots vs
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