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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby kitexpert » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:49 pm

If you weight 2x normal and use 2x kite size then sink rate remains the same. OP's jump shows this quite well, there is normal hang time even though kite is 21m.

Large kite can be quite agile if your weight doesn't limit L/D. If you are normal or light weight kiter big kite is slow. Inertia of course increases a lot for big kites, especially for foil kites.

Finally it is your jumping technique and your strength which judge how high you can jump (this is most true when jumping on flat water). OP is apparently very strong guy.

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby deniska » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:16 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Some of the guys back home think being heavier is an advantage, as more power can be held onto for better "spring" off the water. Maybe on flat water, where you can time the pop perfectly...
I am not sure I agree with the above..
A lighter guy can rig a smaller kite and be equally powered for given conditions. You can send a smaller kite more aggressively, resulting in bigger boost.. Holding the edge is mostly skill and muscle strength..

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 am

deniska wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Some of the guys back home think being heavier is an advantage, as more power can be held onto for better "spring" off the water. Maybe on flat water, where you can time the pop perfectly...
I am not sure I agree with the above..
A lighter guy can rig a smaller kite and be equally powered for given conditions. You can send a smaller kite more aggressively, resulting in bigger boost.. Holding the edge is mostly skill and muscle strength..
Didn't sound right to me either :lol:

It's weird going back home where the "average" kiter is close to my weight than the "average" kiter here, so there's a mix of people using bigger and smaller kites than me. Often I'm riding a 12 and other are still on 15m...!

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby Tone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:23 pm

wow, I am 115kg and am by far the heaviest rider in my area.

I get weird readings from Woo depending on the kite I ride. I get what feel like more accurate readings on my foil kites compared to my tube kites.

Going over 14m at that weight! Man that kit must be screaming! great job though.

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby deniska » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:49 pm

Tone wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:23 pm
I get weird readings from Woo depending on the kite I ride. I get what feel like more accurate readings on my foil kites compared to my tube kites.
I often feel that I get cheated by woo when I go on a small kite (7m).. The jumps tend to feel higher than they are shown on woo. But I think it's more of the mental thing, as things go much faster on small kites so everything appears more dramatic.
out of curiosity, how high do you think this jump was?
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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby TimS » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 pm

14 - 15 m ?

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby Tone » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:48 pm

10-12m

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby deniska » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:20 pm

That jump was 13.9 on woo

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:15 pm

I don't think Woo likes jumping in waves.

Had a good day in big (for me!) surf in NZ, well-powered on a 10m kite. Best jump was 10m :lol: Got the same height the day before off flat water underpowered with a 12m kite...

Felt and looked much higher in the surf ... and the max hang time was 8 seconds, versus 5 for the flat-water day, so I'm calling BS on that 10m height :D

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Re: Woo jumps Kg*m rating

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 pm

Tone wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:23 pm
wow, I am 115kg and am by far the heaviest rider in my area.

I get weird readings from Woo depending on the kite I ride. I get what feel like more accurate readings on my foil kites compared to my tube kites.

Going over 14m at that weight! Man that kit must be screaming! great job though.
Come to Japan and be the heaviest kiter in the country :lol: Well second heaviest ... just.


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