Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Light wind machine ?????Mel
- I think the point I was trying to make is that depowering range is even more
important if you're powered up in 5-10 than if you're powered up in 20-30.
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From: Andre Myburgh <andrem@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 10:37 PM
Subject: RE: [ksurfschool] Re: Light wind machine ?????Mel
> > > > more important in lighter wind (there's much more difference in
> > > > power between 5 & 10 knots, than between 20 & 30).
> > > >
> > > > Mel
> > >
> > > Why? In 20knots I enjoy my 8.4. In 30 it enjoys killing me.
> > In 5 knots
> > > it flies OK, but without power, same thing in 10 knots. Do you mean
> > > for big kites / foils only?
> > I mean for any kite. When the wind goes from 5 to 10, that's
> > 2 times the velocity, which means 4 times the power (power is
> > proportional to the square of the velocity). When it goes
> > from 20 to 30 it's only 1.5 times the velocity...
> Sure, but 4 times ~0 = very little ;-)
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