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Re: High wind foiling

Postby purdyd » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:09 pm

Thanks. If the 1-Strut 4m slots nicely between the 3m & 5m 3-Strut, then I’d guess the 1 and 3 strut kites are similar in range. Or maybe this is just the case for the small Evo and Ghost.
The 4m one strut ghost slots between the 5 and 3m: no strut ufo.
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Re: High wind foiling

Postby sakara » Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:50 pm

Are there any experiences with the duotone mono in 3.5m? lowend, highend? There's some good deals on the Mono 2019.

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Re: High wind foiling

Postby Flyboy » Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:20 am

After 2 days last week with the 3.5 Boxer in 20 - 25 knots, went out today in 25 - 30 knots. Doable in 30 knots, but not really fun for playing in the swell. Not so much overpowered, but the kite's just too fast & twitchy in those winds. As soon as the wind dropped a couple of knots it was easier to ride the swell. I was using 20m lines - it would be interesting to see how different it would feel with shorter lines.

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Re: High wind foiling

Postby elguapo » Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:35 pm

maybe it is not the smartest thing to do..(and i'm not recommending)
...but i actually go opposite...i just use long (~30m) "normal" thickness lines (ie not the lightweight race lines/bar i usually use with peak4s and spirit kites)

my problem with tiny kites on short lines.. is in higher winds the waves get significantly bigger(wave crest and trough difference amplified) and sometimes i simply forget to keep kite up high (which means kites gets eaten by the wave monster)

the simply remedy for me..
..just use longer lines..
so even if i have brain farts and hold a kite @4 o'clock while playing on waves.. is ok.
the kite will be higher 30m away..than it would be at 10-12m little more room for error.

also, imo, with long think lines... there is friction from lines.. the kites doesnt "seem" like it moves that fast (or maybe u jsut get used to it)

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Re: High wind foiling

Postby Trent hink » Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:11 pm

Longer lines will make it take longer for the kite to get to different parts of the wind window, but also give more space for the kite to accelerate.

If you think the kite feels too "twitchy" the obvious practical solution is to use a shorter control bar.

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