Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Peter Lynn's ARC kite
- <jeremybuzzard@...> wrote:
> being a double skin foil, it is a bit moreActually, I've found that the 840ARC has only about the same power for its
> efficient for its size than an inflatable sled kite.
FLAT area, compared to the REAL flat area of an inflatable sled. Check out
the range estimator sheet of the Kite Specs file in the "Mel's Stuff" folder
of the kitesurf group files (Wow! That was just about as hard to write as
the link address!).
> (I was really surprised to read that Mel luffedI fell over backwards into the water after landing, so was unable to round
> an Arc after a big jump)
up to maintain line tension to steer. I now always try to steer it back
REALLY hard, so at worst I'll get pulled DOWNwind (more easily compensated
for, by steering the board towards the kite). It's taken a bit of getting
used to, since an inflatable will tend to steer itself back down, once you
just start it over in the general direction (see the "Switching to ARC" file
in my group folder).
> Arc usersI'd say closer to at least 50:10 (relaunchable five out of six times), with
> will probably get upset at me for saying this, but in my experience
> ... When you drop the bar, the kite goes flat out and you
> have about a 50:50 chance of pulling the lines in the right way ...
a little practice. Probably even better with even more practice.
I completely agree with everything else you wrote, including:
> In short - get one.Mel