Re: Teaching/learning in very very light wind
- ---Hey Ricky i did manage to ride a few times that day underpowered in
only 6-7 knots. At 7 to 11 knots would be best. Also i relaunch the
thing many times in 4-6 knots but lots of work for nothing never know
when it will come back down. The 21.0 will be good from 7 to 11 knots
i think with a couple of size boards. I think i will like this kite
but many times i will have to rely on others to launch it, not like
some of my foils.
In email@example.com, "blashy1" <blashy@h...> wrote:
> Hi Hung!
> I'm not so sure if a bigger kite, at least in the LEI category would
> fit the bill.
> I was out with Claude on his new 21m BT and we had winds in the 5-
> 7knot range and the kite would stall and just crash in the water. We
> tried for about 45 minutes with no success. Claude is a pretty light
> person as well.
> Maybe because the kite is so big it is also heavier, thus the crash
> landing in the water?
> He stayed in the water after I left hoping the wind would pick up.
> Glad you enjoyed my old kite :)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > August is the worst month for us when 10 knots is like paradise.
> > I have a number of students booked for august and simply can't
> teach due
> > to the wind limitation.
> > We went out today teaching/learning in average 6/8 knots with some
> > "wonderful" gusts.
> > We used a 16.6 Black Tip and it was not bad for the session but
> > that we could have use something bigger (around 21+). I (around
> > lbs) was doing OK with the 16.6 Black Tip but the student (around
> > lbs) was somewhat underpowered.
> > When the wind is under 10 knots, go big (for sure bigger than 16.6)
> > for teaching/learning.
> > P.S., The 16.6 BT was doing great in such a like wind...
> > P.P.S., We used the FOne 230 as it is one of the best boards for
> > under 10 knots...
> > Hung.