Re: [ksurf] Re: Wipika You Stink!
- HEY MAN YOUR STARTING TO SOUND LIKE A TECHY MAN .
You usually buy a whole quiver anyways ,so you have no worries.:)
What up where you been ?
Jeff Quick wrote:
> Actually the 'rough' figure is that the projected area is ~55% of the
> total size. an example would be the 15.5 = 8.4 projected. The 11.5 =
> 6.4 projected, the 9.5 = 5.4 projected...these are approximate
> figures. I am NOT sure if a higher AR affects this, since it is all
> based on a semicircle foundation. I am convinced AR changes may NOT
> affect this total measurement vary much (if at all)...any calculus
> gurus out there?
> The only reason I am gung ho about the older Naish sizing convention,
> is that you can compare equivalent kites...foils/sleds...brings them
> to the same level when using the PROJECTED AREA portion....an example
> would be the XXXL from Quadrifoil...It pulls 'roughly' the same as my
> 15.5 or the 16.0 Wipika, which have around 8.4 projected. The XXXL
> has around the same.
> If we can keep these all on the same level, it would make things 1000X
> simpler (especially for the consumer). Maybe the Naish sizing
> convention should have shown projected areas as the MAIN size from day
> one. Wipika is now showing PROJECTED area, but there convention
> doesnt allow comparing against any other types of kites. One will buy
> a 11.8 projected kite and think that it will seriously OUTPULL a
> Mossie 9.0 or XXXL or their 16.0 FreeAir...but it really wont by much.
> Alex has already fallen victim to this and now has 2 kites that are
> roughly the same size.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl" <carl@t...> wrote:
> > Please tell me were you are getting the 5.4 from it is not a Wipika
> size . I
> > think you are talking about the Naish kite , But Naish do not
> calculate the
> > sizes the same way I think you x the Naish by 1.73 please tell me if
> I am
> > wrong.
> > Carl
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dwight & Jacky [mailto:fishersfort@a...]
> > Sent: 31 December 2000 14:38
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [ksurf] Wipika You Stink!
> > > I can's quite see what you are all mooning about it is easy to
> work out
> > what
> > > you are buying
> > > you take the new size of the wipika I.E. 8.4m x it by 1.36 =11.4
> > gives
> > > you the total sail area what is the problem. + if you shop you buy
> from is
> > > any good than you should not have 3 kites the same size
> > >
> > > Carl
> > See Jeff's post. It doesn't work! 5.4 x 1.36 = 7.3. The 5.4
> projected Naish
> > is not the 7.3 labeled Naish. They say Naish and Wipika have agreed
> > measure kites in the same way for 2001. Now let's have conversion
> > from the old way for both brands. Wipika is the first to get their
> > kites to market. They should lead the way in decoding this mess.
> > Dwight
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