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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Light wind machine ?????Mel

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  • 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. Mel ...
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 27, 1947
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      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.

      Mel
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      From: Andre Myburgh <andrem@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      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).
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      > > > > 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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