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What's your favorite wind range?

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:14 pm

Wondering what is the best wind rage you like to ride in if you can choose?

For me it is 18-25 knots.

Preferred with 30°C air and water :wink:

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby or6 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:18 pm

30-40 knots. Love the extra adrenaline.

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby RedSky » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:56 pm

Mid 20s.
Any higher and you can't safely downloop the kite for powerslides in the buggy. :D

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby Kiterpep » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:10 pm

20-25 knots. Usually the wind is not too gusty then, with not too much chop or waves. Gives confidence to try some new things and my 9m loops nice and fast.

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby tkaraszewski » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:10 pm

14-17 knots is perfect 10m hydrofoil wind for me.

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby Foil » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:26 pm

definitely around 12-16knts
on a hi lift hydrofoil of course in such "light airs"
perfect for my favourite choice of 9 mtr UL new generation foil kite
everything just flows, fast full speed runs are amazing
boosting just makes me yeehar every time
nothing is ever scary, but everything is thrilling
the best bang for your bucks ever.

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby Baptiste_FR » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:45 pm

20-25 knot is really fun for twintip !

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:48 pm

11=35 knots

Kiting has become paradoxical. I start out on a 5m, rig down to a 4m at 15 knots. Once it gets up over 20 knots Im just as likely to rig up to an 8 as I am to rig down to a 3.5!

Quality is more important to me than strength these days. We have had a pretty good spring so far. When the first bit of red showed up on the ikitesurf forecast a week ago people here got pretty excited. It came it at 20 knots, but is was so gusty with tonnes of holes and pretty mixed cross chop. You were either in a gust or a lull. It was really pretty crap compared to a steady 12-14 knots with clean swell.

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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby plummet » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:31 pm

These are the magic days for me. 25-35 knots. They have been some of the best days I have had on this planet.

As well as strong wind I also want cross on to cross off and the sea condition to be blazing 3-5m swell. That is where the holy grail of kitesurfing is for me.
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Re: What's your favorite wind range?

Postby or6 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:53 pm

Awesome shots, plummet!


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