jakemoore wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:38 pm
You are flying the smaller kite in less wind?
I typically fly HL7 in 13-17 knots and could also do a 6m tube kite in those winds. Have also done HL7 up to 25.
But if the wind is so different, is it fair to compare two kites?
Thanks to Soul speed it gives enough pull in less wind.
Pull force is proportional to wind velocity for the kite squared.
It is also proportional to kite area, (but not squared).
I can waterstart erlier with Soul6 than with HyperLink7.
On the other hand, in gusty conditions and windshifts overflying wind window edge is a nasty behaviur. It is dangerous if the kite frontstall, falling from the sky and 3-4 m above water catch the wind in the middle of power zone. Flysurfer warns about this kite behaviour and suggest to pull safety release in Soul manual.
It happened to me once with another kite, and beleve me, it was dangerous for my spine. Fortunately, one power line broke and that probably saved my health.
So, yes, it is fair to compare different sizes in theirs sweet spots.
borist, you’ve got to the point.