Re: [ksurf] Too much wind...
- on 2/10/00 10:57 AM, KiteBoard@... at KiteBoard@... wrote:
> david@... writes:Next size up is 7.5. There was no way I was taking that out, as the stronger
> << I went out with the Naish 5.0 as the wind had backed off to 18-27knots. >>
> This seems odd, since even at only 62kg (135lb) I'm still having fun in 25
> knots with my 7.5 AR5 (can barely handle 30), although that is a big range,
> going all the way down to 18. I'm curious what you weigh, & what's your next
> size up from the 5.0?
squalls coming through were pretty strong. I had already witnessed one of
the most experienced kitesurfers I know getting blown halfway out into the
bay - he nearly lost his kite.
If it was 25knots and perfectly consistent - I may have considered the 7.5.
It was a kitesurfing demo day - and I was the only person out because the
wind was pretty crazy. The wind meter said 18-27knots - but it seemed pretty
scary despite this.
There was someone kitesurfing with a tiny 2 line stunt kite!
- --- In email@example.com, KiteBoard@a... wrote:
> This seems odd, since even at only 62kg (135lb) I'm still havingfun in 25
> knots with my 7.5 AR5 (can barely handle 30), although that is abig range,
> going all the way down to 18. I'm curious what you weigh, & what'syour next
> size up from the 5.0?Sounds like more of a case of how people call wind strength more than
anything... for example I'm 80kg, and I use my only kite (AR3.5 5m2)
in anything from "what I call" 15 knots upwards. At 25 knots it is
starting to get crazy...
As an indicator, whitecaps start at around what I call 12 knots.
- In a message dated 10/1/00 5:36:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< The wind meter said 18-27knots >>
That reminds me of back when we came to the conclusion that not only are the
meters sometimes off, but that different temp, pressure, & humidity could
have a pretty big effect on the force.
> That reminds me of back when we came to the conclusion that not only are theI agree - it was bloddy cold - which made it feel pretty strong.
> meters sometimes off, but that different temp, pressure, & humidity could
> have a pretty big effect on the force.
I have held my wind meter out the car window (just like they tell you not
to) and it matched the speedo almost exactly (on a calm day). I think it's
Before I pulled the windmeter out, I would have guessed it was 25-30 at
It was weird to see 18 knots on the meter at times - but I am pretty sure it
- I bet his 5.0 is a two line. If he converted it to 4, he would have much
<< This seems odd, since even at only 62kg (135lb) I'm still having fun in 25
knots with my 7.5 AR5 (can barely handle 30), although that is a big range,
going all the way down to 18. I'm curious what you weigh, & what's your
size up from the 5.0? >>
- on 2/10/00 4:20 PM, Raul F Argilagos at offdalip@... wrote:
> These guys actually use less responsive kites in those conditions.......So is a 2 line classic the only option?
- These guys actually use less responsive kites in those conditions.......
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- Hi Dave
Why not try putting the bridle back on you AR3.5 and use a shorter bar with
it (just slide the leaders inwards on the stock bar to find a compromise)?
That was my son Goshen kitesurfing at Pt Henry in those crazy winds you had
there, it was a .8M "Dwing" from Leading Edge kites. He said it was the only
thing he had that was small enough to hang onto in the gusts. The only
reason he tried was because the local paper turned up for a photo shoot, he
says they got some reasonable shots and hopefully will make a prominent spot
in the paper.
He also managed to get one last session in the snow last week too, said they
were getting some great airs and good photo's, some of which will appear in
the website when it is finished later this month. He is also in charge of
our website construction, so maybe I should lock up all his kites and
rockclimbing gear, so that the long saga of getting our new site up, is
over soon!!! :-) Cya and
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> So is a 2 line classic the only option?
- on 3/10/00 9:02 AM, Steve McCormack at sydney@... wrote:
> Hi DaveI might do that - only thing is the 4-line set-up makes dealing with these
> Why not try putting the bridle back on you AR3.5 and use a shorter bar with
> it (just slide the leaders inwards on the stock bar to find a compromise)?
crazy winds so much easier. I would have had a much harder time on Sunday
with no ability to de-power in the gusts.
Either way I need a much shorter bar. I might chop the ends off my old Naish
bar - or even turn it into two bars!
It's a pity those Longhorns cost so much - I would love a tiny Longhorn -
but I would rather buy half a new board instead!
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- I just spent a week at Kite Beach on Maui. All of the pros-Lou, Elliot,
Julie, Ann, etc.-are all on two lines with their smaller kites. They also
use very small bars, about 18". I tried a smaller bar while I was there with
my 5.0 Wipika and it worked much better! The kite was much easier to hold in
position where you wanted it to be without the "over"responsiveness.