1211Re: [ksurfschool] Digest Number 237
- Feb 22, 2001I completely agree with that. The 2.2 is a perfect size to fly off the
bridles with 4 line handles.
Its wind range by varying line lengths is 15 mph to winds so high I needed
my emergency brake on to keep from my 4 door VW GT from being pushed
downwind. I couldn't get out of my car until
2 friends with trucks made a windblock so I could set up my rig. Gusts over
50mph, but on skis
its just smooth acceleration. You can almost completely depower it on the
bridles by letting the trailing edge flap parallel to the wind. You still
have the problem of the wind blowing you downwind without the kite though.
> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 03:40:21 -0000
> From: ace@...
> Subject: Re: How fast is the slowest kite?
> I can attest to the worthiness of the c-quad 2.2. Mark Frasier came
> to Lake Champlain and recorded a peak speed of 48 MPH in 30 knt winds
> and on a nearly perfect snow covered surface. Certainly makes me want
> to get one.
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > I went out today in 20 - 30 knots with my Wipika Classic and got a
> > speed of 54.3 km/h on the Etrax GPS device (it is reasonably
> accurate -
> > I tested it on a car while driving).
> > I think the max speed for the Wipika Classic is probably quite a bit
> > more - could be up to 60 - 70 km/h - as the almost-ice condition was
> > quite rough (I was bouncing around quite a bit - the kite probably
> > "feel" it too). Furthermore, I was on my wife beginner skis as
> > to my racing skis (the bouncing was too much for the longer skis)
> > This is very interesting given the fact that the Wipika Classic is
> > of the the slowest kites ever made! (What this means is that ALL
> > should be able to deliver 50+ km/h speed)
> > For the next winter, I am thinking of getting a similar size but
> > kite which I can fly with very short lines around 10 - 15 m and
> just off
> > the bridle (to achieve a wide range in very high wind). I am
> > of the C-Quad 2.2. Any other faster kites that would meet these
> > requirements?
> > Hung.
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