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Kite size for different wind strengths ?

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Created by Lambie A week ago, 8 Oct 2018
Youngbreezy
WA, 417 posts
12 Oct 2018 11:13AM
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That is really interesting and contrary to what I would have thought.

bigtone667
NSW, 955 posts
12 Oct 2018 4:32PM
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Youngbreezy said..
That is really interesting and contrary to what I would have thought.


Sure is.....

airsail
QLD, 287 posts
12 Oct 2018 8:27PM
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bigtone667 said..

Youngbreezy said..
That is really interesting and contrary to what I would have thought.



Sure is.....


Any comparison between the medium surf and the XL surf, the medium can really rocket out of the water on start if you haven't got your weight far enough forward.

bigtone667
NSW, 955 posts
Saturday , 13 Oct 2018 6:50AM
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airsail said..

bigtone667 said..


Youngbreezy said..
That is really interesting and contrary to what I would have thought.




Sure is.....



Any comparison between the medium surf and the XL surf, the medium can really rocket out of the water on start if you haven't got your weight far enough forward.


I think that is the case with all foils.

I originally owned a LF fish foil mast and wing. And I attached the foil to a big piece of flat paulownia that I had (imagine a skim board/door). I figured foiling would be super easy.

I threw the board in the water, body dragged out with my 17m. Popped the feet on the board, dived the kite, attempted to stand up. And watched a 60cm by 150cm flat piece of wood with an axe attached do a 360. The axe missed my ear by a few centimetres.

I immediately packed everything up to go and re-think this new adventure.

Wisely did some more reading and learnt about front foot pressure and overcoming learned muscle memory. Also bought the LF board with a front footstrap.

I found the naish medium wing and XL wing have decent lift but nothing excessive provided you have appropriate front foot pressure.

The naish large wing occasionally is super poppy, to the point that you are up, do not appear to be moving, and could hang five. Then I just need to ease the wing back down and forward. Weird sensation but no drama.



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