Re: Kite Classification Proposition - to Steve
- --- In email@example.com, "Peter Frank <pf@4...>" <pf@4...>
> In windsurfing we don't have any classification of sails, eventhough
Windsurfing does classify sails:
and a few hybrids of the above with some cam/no-cam variations. Add
the size and some advice from stores and magazines etc and you get a
good idea of what the sail is for and how it will perform.
Kites are little similar in that you have:
4-line low AR
4-line high AR
Add the flat area and some marketing background and you have a pretty
good idea of what a kite is and how it is likely to perform in a
You could replace AR with a performance designation like "high
performance" or "wake style" or whatever. You still get an idea of
what the kite is supposed to handle like. That's the job of the
stores and magazines and this group to add experience and knowledge
in interpreting the bull.
The situation is the same in paragliding. A DHV 1-2 or DHV 2 rating
is not an absolute measure of the suitability of a wing for a given
pilot. You have to ask your local dealer and take a few test flights
and scour the web for knowledge.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Greg Walsh <Greg.Walsh@b...>"
> --- In email@example.com, "Peter Frank <pf@4...>" <pf@4...>Yep - but classified in exactly the same (very simple) way as
> > In windsurfing we don't have any classification of sails, even
> Windsurfing does classify sails:
kitesurfer kites are now.
Not in numbers nor detailed topics, as the original posting was about.