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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby SolarSet » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:31 pm

What would be a wind range for 90kg person on W633 and ufo 9m?

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:57 am

SolarSet wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:31 pm
What would be a wind range for 90kg person on W633 and ufo 9m?
633 wing tops about 25 MPH
The 9m on long lines should pull a 90 kilos person out of water at 9 knots
The top range for 9m UFO before you start abusing it is about 20 knots.

So you should be able to ride flat water in 9-20 knots of steady wind but with a bit of experience you should be able to stretch it a bit more.
I wouldn’t fly 9m above 15 knots though - I love to actively fly the kite and 9m is unnecessarily big size anywhere over white caps
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby earlybird » Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:21 am

SolarSet wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:31 pm
What would be a wind range for 90kg person on W633 and ufo 9m?
Try to demo it before buying : 9 to 15 knots , this is not a light air kite from my point of view since this kite is too heavy and I had the first version which is the lightest , it does not stay up in the air under 8 knots . When the 9 meters stays up easily the 7 is enough . The 7 meters is gold .

I had 7 and 9 and also a Peak's quiver and I always ended up using the Peak 8 meters instead of the UFO 9 but this was for winds from 6 to 14 knots .
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