5573[ksurf] Re: Kite size / weight ratio
- Oct 1, 1999Mark Frasier wrote:
>Or not enough board volume.
> >There is always more wind higher up (using 45 m lines, I felt it all the
> >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.
> Buggiers call that "scalloping". I can't seem to make that work ont he board
> - it seems to sink too fast. I think a lot of the trouble might be my lack
> of board handling skill.
Why the name "scalloping" (edging)?
> >A bigger board may help too. I have yet figured out the relationshipI have not done any research nor experiment on this matter (I did try a
> >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?
> Hmm...so do you think I should look for a board with a higher volume instead
> of a larger planing surface?
couple boards, but not enough). You may want to do some research and
experiment and let us know. Just on the "surface", I guess board volume
could be proportional to rider weight. Larger planning surface could
help but I have no idea how much for the length and how much for the
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