Re: [ksurfschool] Body drag upwind or swim
The Waroo 16m is a great kite! This is the first 16m+ kite that I ever
like jumping with. I have used many other 16m+ kites but mainly for
crusing around. The Waroo 16m is a fast turning kite so jumping and
landing is not a problem at all in light wind for me. Most other 16m+
kites are slow turning kites so by the time I land, the kite is barely
back to neutral. I assume other newer 16m+ flat kites are similar to
the Waroo 16m.
I haven't flown a 20m Waroo. For my size I probably don't need it. I
assume when I am on the Waroo 16, a heavier kiter should be on the 20.
George Sarris wrote:
>Hung,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>How do you like the 16m Waroo? Have you ever flown a
>20m Waroo? If so, how did it perform (wind range,
>speed, handling, etc.) in comparison with the 16m?
>--- hungvu2000@... wrote:
>>I was out today with the 16m Waroo, had a big wipe
>>out and was around 10
>>- 20 m down wind of my board.
>>The board was upside down so almost stationary at
>>the same spot.
>>Then the wind started dropping and after a couple
>>body drag upwind, I
>>was only a couple meters closer to the board.
>>Fed up, I put the kite at neutral and did a few back
>>strokes with both
>>arms and legs toward the board.
>>I got to the board in a few seconds after that.
>>With flat kites, we have the option to do either or
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