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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby tilmann » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:55 am

same setup from a rider´s view (max speed 105 km/h)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbLOytLTEx4
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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:58 am

tilmann wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:49 am
4m Rally with 30 m lines in a hurricane. Longer lines are way more controllable in strong gusts.

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby edt » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 am

Send it!

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby early bird2 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:00 pm

macgruber wrote:
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5m Ocean Rodeo Storm works well in the Gorge especially Rooster Rock when it hits 50 mph. Not sure I’ve hit 50 knots though (57.5mph). It is rock solid stable with 5 struts and 23m lines
OR does not produce the Storm kite anymore . This was a good looking kite well built .

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm

early bird2 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:00 pm
macgruber wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:05 am
5m Ocean Rodeo Storm works well in the Gorge especially Rooster Rock when it hits 50 mph. Not sure I’ve hit 50 knots though (57.5mph). It is rock solid stable with 5 struts and 23m lines
OR does not produce the Storm kite anymore . This was a good looking kite well built .

Problem is, that very few use these sizes...

Not easy to understand for many of us who do it often, but still a fact if you look at the full sale.

The next NEW dilemma is, if they are built super tough (heavy) it works for insane winds indeed - but then you loose the foil public where a 5 m2 on a Surf wing can be used in 14 knots easily for average weights.

Always difficult for brands with the smallest and biggest sizes indeed :roll:

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby Windigo1 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:12 pm

7.5m Kahoona 25 to 40, 5M Waroo 40-50 24m lines I'm 100 kg!

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby early bird2 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:50 pm

Windigo1 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:12 pm
7.5m Kahoona 25 to 40, 5M Waroo 40-50 24m lines I'm 100 kg!
Windigo , What type of boards do you use for this wind and kite sizes ?

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby Windigo1 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:58 pm

A twintip Axis limited 138x42.5 and also skis the 40 to 50 knots ils more common in the winter here I used the 5m a few times in 100km/h wind on the snow good little kite so fast but well behaved.

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby RedSky » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:38 am

All wind speeds above 20mph - 7m & 8m Genetrix Hydra using the lines and lengths they came with ( whatever they are? )

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Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

Postby early bird2 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:47 am

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