Kite weight and dead seagul was Re: [ksurfschool] Pump..pump..pump
- Dwight & Jacky wrote:
> nose. The 5 pound internal bladder was probably the cause of that kites problem. Nobody uses thoseFor those new to this group, we had a discussion on kite weight on this
> heavy bladders anymore. The other possibility is flying in winds too light. It's common for newbies
group and some has done a number of measurements of the weight of
various kites including the AR5s. Those interested may want to check
the archive. Some kite manufacturers publicly publish the complete
specs (including weight) of their new kites such as Peter Lynn , and
North (kudos to them). Many do not publish the the specs of their kites
and they should be.
Inflatables are prone to the "dead seagul" drop in gusty wind (both
light and strong), not just in light wind. This has been discussed in
details in the past.