Hw many kites in a Quiver?
- I am new to the sport but have already received invaluble advice from
guys in this e group. Thank you all.
I have started out with a Wipika 6.5m classic, a LEI 2 line set up.
The 6.5 is apparently the projected area and not the flat area. I am
getting frustrated as I work most weekends and so I am on the beach
on my own mid week with no one to help me launch and land. In the
right winds I can launch and land this kite on my own but of late
everytime I have been to the beach the wind has been in excess of
25kts which seems to be too much for this kite (or me). So ended up
bugggying with a 3m Blade 2.
Does a 4 line set up have more wind speed range?
Am I being over cautios not wanting to fly my kite in 25+ kt wind
How many kites would I need to give me effective days surfing through
most wind conditions, say 10 - 30 kts?
Which kite sizes would these be (steer clear of brand arguments if
Please bear in mind that my wife is already becoming critical of
expenditure so cheap does come into this.
Thanks in advance, Paul (UK South Coast).
- misterpauljarvis <misterpauljarvis@...> wrote:
> Does a 4 line set up have more wind speed range?Yes.
> Am I being over cautios not wanting to fly my kite in 25+ kt windNo such thing as "over cautious" in this sport which can kill you.
> How many kites would I need to give me effective days surfing throughAt least two.
> most wind conditions, say 10 - 30 kts?
> Which kite sizes would these be (steer clear of brand arguments ifTake a look at my interactive chart in the group files. Enter your weight
on the "Range Estimator" sheet of the KiteSpecs file, then select the
"graph" sheet to check your ranges for different sizes.