bigwave wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:05 pm
I spent 2 weeks in Cuba recently using the 633 and 683s with the Moses T38LTD and T22 Red Board. Kited every day with winds from 6-8 knots to 20-25 knots over the 14 day period. I was very familiar with the 633 wing having used it since last summer. It was my first experience with the 683s and T22.
The best top speed I attained with the 633 was 41.2 KPH (22.25 Knots) and the 683s 41.3 KPH (22.3 Knots). I was on a 71cm which leaves little margin for error at the higher speeds.On a longer mast I could easily go faster but.... The average speeds are what's interesting. A typical 1 hr session on the 633 would result in an avg speed around 27-29 KPH. The same session on the 683s was typically around 30-32 KPH. I'm not a straight line type rider. I turn a lot ,upwind down wind carving so your results may vary.
Hmmm, you say you are not a straight line rider, but then you ride extremely fast/powered I think?
This is interesting
I just checked a recent GPS when out on a smaller wing sub 800 cm2, which rides a bit faster than the 633 or any 1200 cm2 wing.
When doing many sequential turns downwind on a wave or in chop/flat, average speed is 17-19 km/h (9-10 knots) during these.
When going upwind average speed without transitions is 25-26 km/h (14 knots).
When cruising downwind deep, average speed is 26-27 km/h, sometimes 30 (15 sometimes 17 knots).
Can go somewhat over 40 on a reach or broad reach (tried yesterday just to see), but not fun so almost never do it, as I want to turn and carve and make donuts all the time instead
Anyways, my point is, if you bigwave, have an average speed of 28 and 31 km/h on a full session with your two wings, you must be riding extremely fast, or I must be extremely slow, or you are above average weight.
My average on this track with this smaller/faster wing is 20 km/h (11 knots) over a full hour, even with the crashes, @ 77 kg and strapless.
Just removed the crashes I had from the gps track, it actually does not raise the average speed over a full session significantly, less than 1 km/h difference.
Just calculated on tkaraszewski's 23 sets of numbers, and he rides just below 20 km/h over the full session in average also, same as me (crashes included in his too).
And I would believe it is even slower on my 1200 cm2 wing of course, dont know, it might be about the same actually
But very odd that you ride 50 % faster than we do, in average, even as a "not straight lines rider", that was what I found really interesting