Re: confusion about kite sizes for 2001/Wipika You Stink!
- Yes, I couldnt agree more!
--- In email@example.com, KiteBoard@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 12/31/00 2:09:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> jquick1@h... writes:
> << On the subject of a different way of measuring projected area, >>
> If the different companies are using different ways of measuring
> area it will only add to the confusion. Personally I think there is
> correct projected area: area of the shadow formed on a wall which is
> perpendicular to the kitelines, with a distant light source shining
> to the lines. This is rather hard to do in practice, but I'd think
> design computers could easily produce accurate numbers.
> << The new monster sized kites should be out early 2001, and this
> delimma will finally be understood. >>
> Hopefully, but it may still take a while for group members to test
> report back accurate comparison results.
> The problem with simply multiplying the "total area" spec. by a
> that it seems the "total area" measurement isn't really accurate
either, & is
> therefore different for each brand.
> AND carl@t... (Carl) writes:
> << All wipika 2001 kites are now sold in Projected area... >>
> That would be fine, if true, but Jeff mentioned: "the 11.8 is in no
> square meters projected area when using the older Naish standard."
> I'm not saying Naish's projected area is right, but it seems they
> << ...not total sail area
> like Naish.
> It is about time some done this as it was a bit of a con. >>
> According to Don Montague of Naish, the "total area" marked on the
> NOT the total area of the kite. The kite is actually much larger, &
> "size" number is arbitrary (which isn't helping much!).
> I think the BEST thing would be to label the kites by their true
> areas (computer measured). It's still not perfect, since some kites
> more or less power/range per projected area (just like sailboard
> I think it would help alleviate most of the current confusion. I'm
> disappointed that Peter Lynn reverted from his trendsetting
> ARC sizing to total area (if it really is total area, not "sailboard
> equivalent" like Naish/Wipika).