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Re: How fast is the slowest kite?

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  • ace@planety.com
    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
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      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.

      Ace


      --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
      > I went out today in 20 - 30 knots with my Wipika Classic and got a
      max
      > 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
      oppose
      > 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
      one
      > of the the slowest kites ever made! (What this means is that ALL
      KITES
      > should be able to deliver 50+ km/h speed)
      >
      > For the next winter, I am thinking of getting a similar size but
      faster
      > 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
      thinking
      > of the C-Quad 2.2. Any other faster kites that would meet these
      > requirements?
      >
      > Hung.
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