Don't want to rain on your parade, but once you outrun the wing a bit, then it is not self supported anymore, and you have a heavy 9m Wing to prop overhead, trying your best to keep its tips out of the water. Sure, it won't catastrophically fall out of the sky, but it will never qualify for good waveriding, with the sense of freedom of movement that we usually attach to that concept.sflinux wrote: ↑Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 pm(...)
I wonder if instead of using a kite, but using a large wing, would get get you out wave riding in down to 7 k. Gong has a 9M Super Power wing coming out, which for a 65-85 kg rider has a posted wind range of 7-13 k. A wing has the advantage of over kite, as once you are on a wave, you don't have to worry about outrunning it, or it falling out of the sky. I am curious as to the light wind performance of wings compared to kites.
I vote 5Bft!
See, I'm quite disconnected from motorsports, I didn't know what canyon carving is about, but my point is still valid, you wouldn't do any of that with a moped or a low powered bike, and if it's a steep mountain road, then it becomes a gravity based sport.
Canyon carving = riding around twisty roads. Honda Ape is a hoot to throw around corners, being such a low-powered bike (like a moped) doesn't matter. Some of the fastest riders I've seen up in the mountains here have been on silly small "underpowered" bikes.bragnouff wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:49 amSee, I'm quite disconnected from motorsports, I didn't know what canyon carving is about, but my point is still valid, you wouldn't do any of that with a moped or a low powered bike, and if it's a steep mountain road, then it becomes a gravity based sport.
There has to be some level of potential energy to tap into, otherwise it becomes just a workout.
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