Re: Projected areas for 2001
- Now you know why this kite size thing is driving everyone nuts. Mel
is right, projected area is the best single value to describe a
kite's effective size, and anything else is just a model number.
--- In kitesurf@y..., mbartell@f... wrote:
> With all the recent posts regarding projected area, I have gotten a
> little confused about the larger projected areas of the 2001 kites
> compared with the 2000 models.
> The 2000 AR-5 11.5 has a projeted area of 6.4 compared to 8.5 for
> The 2000 AR-5 15.5 has a projected area of 8.4 compared to 11.4 for
> the AR-X.
> I got the 2001 data from one of the many tables in the "files"
> Maybe it is not correct, but assumuing it is...
> How can these kites of similar size and aspect ratio have such
> different projected areas? More importantly, is the power output of
> the 2001 models equal to the supposed gain in projected area over
> their 2000 siblings?