Re: [ksurf] Which wind meter & impact vest?And Helmet
Having a wind meter helps to figure out which kite to use. It is also good
to look at trees and local flags to see how they compare to the meter.
So the leaves moving means 6 knots
The branches moving means 12
The entire tree means 25
Each place and type of trees are different.
Big flags move slower than smaller ones.
Onto the helmet. You do need one if you plan to wear a leash!!!. You need
one anyway. You need an impact vest for the same reasons. Your board will hit
you and a crash as you crash your kite will take your breath away.
The retractable leash or not does not matter so much.
My vest has a pocket where I keep a knife, screw driver, and a piece of rope
to wrap up my kite or use as a temporary chicken loop.
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