1657Re: [ksurfschool] Foils and gusty wind myth!
- Jul 2, 2001Hung,
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
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
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
> > 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.
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