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alexrider
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Re: Wind Speeds

Postby alexrider » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:02 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
alexrider wrote:The scale that really matters was missing; here it is in the last column...

Toby wrote:m/s -- Bft -- km/h -- knts -- kitesize
3.4-5.4 -- 3 -- 12-19 -- 7-10 -- 21-15 :(
5.5-7.9 -- 4 -- 20-28 -- 11-16 -- 15-12 :)
8.0-10.6 -- 5 -- 29-38 -- 17-21 -- 12-10 :-D
10.7-13.8 -- 6 -- 39-49 -- 22-27 -- 10-9 :-D :-D
13.9-17.1 -- 7 -- 50-62 -- 28-33 -- 8-7 :-D :-D :-D
17.2-20.7 -- 8 -- 63-74 -- 34-40 -- 5-6 :-o
...


Reading the wind-meter is passe.
Instead look at the size of kites the wind-dummies out there!
....

No that doesn't work either. I was riding a 17 and everyone else was riding... 10s. Little tiny people on directionals :(

I knew someone had to come up with that objection. :desperado:
OK then Kami and edt, just add another scale for guys with eating disorders: for a given kite size (say 12), the rider's weight for kiting in the sweet spot (range from 50 to 150 kg!) ;-) :jump: :jump: :jump:


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