Re: [ksurfschool] ARX.......
- In a message dated 1/4/01 1:58:12 PM Pacific Standard Time, ryansurf1@...
<< I imagine it would be hard
to get just about any kite out of the water in wind under 10 mph,
especially with so much area lying on the water. Does the leading
edge collapse and allow the kite to fold onto itself. I heard the
Wipi 16 leading edge is stronger and doesn't collapse? >>
I've waterlaunched my 13.5AR5 in under 10 knots, even underinflated, with the
LE collapsing, but once airborne it still doesn't seem to give me much more
low wind riding range than my 7.5
I find it strange that you didn't mention the very important variables of
your weight, & whether your 9.0 is 4-lined. Even more strange that they
responded without even asking you about either of those factors.
<< ARX are 4% more than AR5. >>
4% more what? Cost? Weight? Projected area? "Total" area? In any case, 4%
seems pretty insignificant.