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RE: [ksurfschool] chicken loop

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  • k man
    Rick, I know that even the pros pack it in and do something else when the wind gets that flukey in Maui. I have tried using a 2 line kite in conditions like
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 24, 2001
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      Rick,

      I know that even the pros pack it in and do something
      else when the wind gets that flukey in Maui. I have
      tried using a 2 line kite in conditions like you
      described and I found it impossible.

      Kenny

      --- Rick <rick@...> wrote:
      > Hung,
      >
      > Sounds like some challenging conditions, especially
      > the gust range. I am
      > impressed that you tried the chicken loop and cast
      > it off in such up and
      > down conditions. I was in conditions recently with
      > the wind cycling from 10
      > mph up to near 28 mph and was in and out of the
      > chicken loop it seemed every
      > minute for hours. It does get annoying under such
      > conditions but it sure
      > does help dealing with all that sudden power. You
      > must edge very well!
      > Congratulations on cutting new ground on kiteskiing.
      > Missed my chance to
      > try it this winter, perhaps next.
      >
      > Rick
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:26 PM
      > To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] chicken loop
      >
      >
      > Rick Iossi wrote:
      > > that you often have good winds 20 to 30 mph?
      > Hung, I think you normally
      > > kitesurf on lakes near Ottawa where lighter winds
      > may prevail with the odd
      > > gusty winds? Dwight, I think you are about my
      > weight at 175# and I seem
      > to
      > > recall Hung that you are around 135#, correct me
      > if I have recalled
      > > incorrectly?
      >
      > Being inland and up north, we have very gusty wind
      > ranging from 5 - 40
      > knots allowing us to experiment both with light wind
      > and strong wind
      > conditions. Normally it's around 5 - 15 knots in the
      > summer and stronger
      > in spring (now) and fall.
      >
      > Winter wind is much "sweeter", frequently in the 20
      > - 35 knots range (
      > and I used to hate them ... )
      >
      > Hung.
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      >
      >


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