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1657Re: [ksurfschool] Foils and gusty wind myth!

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  • Rick Iossi
    Jul 2, 2001
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      I have a AR5 5.5 m as well but have only had enough wind to use it twice.
      Both times the wind was in the high 30 mph range. I have heard that the 5.5
      m jellyfishes badly in high wind. I have yet to experience that. What has
      your experience been? That must have been some session. Did your kite
      stall much?


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 10:06 AM
      Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Foils and gusty wind myth!

      > kitesrfer@... wrote:
      > > Of course Maui is a far cry from your 5 to 45 kt. experience. Under
      > > conditions I think I would leave the kites at home and watch the birds
      try to
      > > deal with that. That could be pretty entertaining all by itself!
      > We actually went out for a 1 - 2 hours session! I used my AR5 5.5 with
      > 15 m line and Luke Stanek from JOJO with his JoJo Rage 4.0 m2 (he is
      > here 1 or 2 days for product demo). We quitted when the wind become 35+
      > knots (the windsurfers started rigging down to 3.x sails).
      > Going from 30m line to 15m line add another 5-8 knots to the upper wind
      > range of my AR5 5.5; however, it is harder to jump and jibe as thing is
      > happening so fast with shorter line.
      > Hung.
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