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SparD
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50 knots on a light wind kite !

Postby SparD » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 am

Hi guys !

First, sorry for the clickbait topic title ! :rollgrin:

I just wanted to share with you my love for the Ocean Rodeo Flite :heartface: :heartface:

Despite being outstanding light wind kites in the big sizes (12-14.5-17), the small Flites (8-10) are also beasts !

I bought an old speed board a few months ago just to try it out and this weekend on my second session with it I broke the 50 knots barrier !
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Here’s a picture of the gear I used :
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Another of me riding (not during a speedrun) :
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You can check the track of the session and all the details of the different speeds on Sportstracklive

This 8m is really my favorite kite, huge boosts on the twintip, does well in the waves too and so faaast ! On the foilboard I did 38 kts vmax with it !

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Re: 50 knots on a light wind kite !

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:19 am

Great achievement!

The spot also looks perfect for it.

What do you think can be done to improve your speed?

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Re: 50 knots on a light wind kite !

Postby SparD » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:32 am

Yeah the spot is very nice and we get strong offshore winds a few times per year but the angle is not the best. It's usually too "square" and to go fast I need to go deep in the wind and get away from the beach.

So the issue is that I'm very quickly in the chop and can't maintain the speed longer than 10 sec.

To improve this I need wind from the south east (very uncommon) or a port tack speed board and wind from the north east (more common)

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Re: 50 knots on a light wind kite !

Postby tilmann » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:18 pm

you can download a better program to check your speed here: www.gps-speed.com


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