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
> 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
> 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