38[ksurfschool] Re: Kite size?
- Jan 12, 2000What do you mean, too cold for water sports...I was out windsurfing
yesterday in North Wales....I've had to break the ice to go wondsurfing in
lakes before now!!!
I was also teaching a beginner to windsurf yesterday (although, he did go
a bit blue after a while!), and helping a friend tune a new kite that he'd
received (Spider Modulus 38)...Not that I really know what I'm doing, as
I've only just got into kiting myself.
Just before Xmas I bought a 2.8m Predator Mk II. Flying it (despite having
no previous kite flying experience) was a doddle. I've now progressed onto
using it as a traction engine for a mountain board on the sands. I'm hoping
that the skills learnt doing this will be transferrable to
kite-surfing...Has anyone else here used mountain boards as a learning or
practice platform for kite-surfing??...How transferrable are the skills?
Also,...Line Lengths. I've noticed that kite-surfers tend to use much
longer (30-40m) lines than people use in other kite traction activities
(20-30m)...How much difference do longer lines actually make? i.e. My
Predator 2.8m produces enough power for me at the moment in 15kts of wind
with 75ft lines.If I used 100ft lines in 10kts, would it produce a similar
amount of power???
06:02 PM 1/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks for the kind thoughts, but!!!!!!! We no longer have winter! haven't****************************************
>had for 3 or 4 years! It's too cold for water sports to be pleasant and too
>warm for snow and ice. I've got the spring bulbs and flowers coming up!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Hung Vu <hungvu@...>
>Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 10:28 PM
>Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Kite size?
>> Dave Raue wrote:
>> > ps- this time of year I crave warmth too. Southern New England sucks in
>> > winter!
>> Winter is not that bad! Try some winter sport like snowboarding and you
>> will never ever longing for summer again.
>> Or try kite snowskiing!!!
>> If you don't have enough snow, import some from Canada ;-)
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