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Re: [ksurfschool] kites size vs body weight

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  • Bill Torreyson
    you are right we are forgetting it s a few variable equation. I guess us beginners are trying to keep it simple but it s not all that easy. Which is why this
    Message 1 of 2 , May 28, 2004
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      you are right we are forgetting it's a few variable
      equation. I guess us beginners are trying to keep it
      simple but it's not all that easy.

      Which is why this group is good for us.

      --- Thomas George DeMille <tdemille@...> wrote:
      > I see a lot of discussion of kite size but don't see
      > mention of wind speed all the time. The kite
      > size vs. body weight is completely dependent on the
      > wind. I was flying with a 4 meter kite last
      > month in 35 knot winds. In 12 knot winds I need an
      > 18.
      >
      > Point being if you are talking about kite size you
      > need to talk about wind speed.
      >
      > The 200 pound guy with the 9 meter kite, I would
      > imagine that would be a good kite for you in
      > winds over 22 or so...
      >
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