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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby slowboat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:26 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Works as advertised.

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tell us more. What conditions do you like it in and are you able to go a kite size down with this wing?

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby jakemoore » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm

We have wind where I live. So I mostly use it to practice footwork in flattish water. I enjoy riding it in smaller waves as I can feel the the wave and go slow enough to ride it. Over 2-3 foot and I choose a wing marketed for waves.

I’m not sure you can downsize kite over 10 knots as the limit for me is hauling my self out of the water. But upwind angles are definitely better on the same size kite even if at a slower speed than a small wing.

Then there is the potential for enjoying the beauty of peaceful cruising around in light wind. We don’t get a lot of that but I was amazed by our recent conditions.

In such wind efficiency is key to unlocking appearance winds for the kite. The kite is a 13 Chrono V3 on 40m.

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby dave1986 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:52 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm
In such wind efficiency is key to unlocking appearance winds for the kite. The kite is a 13 Chrono V3 on 40m.
40m lines seems unusual. Do you prefer this to standard 20m or 25m lines?

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby jakemoore » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:05 pm

No. But it was needed this day and I prefer it to no riding.

It was my light wind lineset (just under 30m) placed as extensions on my short lines bar.

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Re: New marginal wind weapon: Kruiser Lightwind

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:27 am

jakemoore wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Works as advertised.

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Awesome picture Jake :thumb:

Even being 1100 cm2 and smaller than the 1200 cm2 low AR surf wing, it has around 15 % more lift than the 1200 is my calculated estimate (if profile is the same, I dont know eventhough I have and use both)

Can go in extremely low wind at high angles as said, but you can also rig down kitesizes when out on this wing in over 10 knots, which you asked about slowboat.

Have tried it now and then, eventhough I mostly use it in low winds and when 9 knots and up, the KOOL1200 or WaveXL wings.

Sometimes the Kruiser with a 10 m2 LEI on 30 m lines in 7-8 knots on a smallish board (lower limit with a 10 m2 LEI for me at 77 kg), fun simply because it is possible and having an agile kite :naughty:

8) Peter


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