UKSurf wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Most fatalities seem to occur in force 6 and above and the UK does tend to rely on weather systems rather than thermals for stronger winds - which can mean gusty conditions.
We NEED a New kite design , that fully absorbs a Gust ; and lets
the rider feel just a slight increase in energy as the kite
slowly adds the extra power.
The old , (Peter Lynn venom) was 1/2 way there ; when a
gust hit that kite , the TE would deform and stretch-out
to temporarily reduce the power, (automatically lower the AOA)
(we Need Twice to Three times that effect) for a true storm kite .
Gust absorbing :
Sheeting in/out for a large speed range ; that is NOT
what i'm referring to
, (it has to be Automatic)
with no rider input.