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Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:19 pm

Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

One of the most useful tools for new kiteboarders would be the wind meter. If you're unsure what size kite to put up fear not, check the wind reading and pump up accordingly.

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby windmaker » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:00 am

I own a wind meter but never use it unless sometimes when it is blowing like hell to measure the wind speed "for the record". Otherwise purely a gadget mostly used by newbies seen holding it as high as possible waiting for the wind to increase... Most riders can feel the wind strength and know what kite to rig accordingly.

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby RustyChain » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 pm

I just lick my finger and hold it in the air.
You can calculate wind speed based on evaporation. Of course you need to consider relative humidity. I'm usually within a knot of the anemometer.

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby PullStrings » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:07 am

Ideal Airstyle wind speed !! 18 sqm kite on 32m lines

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby RedSky » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:39 am

I just look at the wind forecast before heading out.

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby kitelife » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:38 am

I use iKitesurf.

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Re: Kiteboarding Wind Meters - Why Buy

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:27 pm

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