dave1986 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Foil wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Entering the dark world of hyperlight foil kites.
guess what just got delivered 3 hours ago?
Pauline heard me talking about how much i wanted to get a small foil kite for next year.
a small box arrived today, I thought pauline had bought me an Ozone T shirt, but why was it in a little box?
shocked to find it was a 5mtr Ozone Hyperlink V1 ultra light,
Perfect for the stiff 19 -22knt winds tomorrow on my short lines
Excellent! That's a nice surprise and not even birthday or Christmas!
What can I expect as a comfortable top-end wind speed for a 13m Chrono with the 633 wing?
On 23mtr lines you can enjoy surprisingly stiff winds, then if your lifting to high in the gusts and needing to go upwind more to slow down or pulling in to maximum depower then change the front wing to the 683 which is worth around a meter less kite,
or for a big reduction in power then shorter lines work very well on foil kites, I am still experimenting with 16mtr as my short line length, amazing feel, kites move around so much more quickly, it takes very little time to adjust to the feeling, almost instantly for me, power surge through the window is reduced to a much lower level, so really worth experimenting.
if this is not enough then I jump straight down to my 9mtr V3 chrono ultralight, on short lines, and either the fast feeling 683 or my friendly 633 if its wavy.
If i was to guess the wind speeds I could be way out, I give in trying to guess.
using these big chrono v3 ultra lights make you disbelieve the wind strengths when some one on the beach holds one up and shouts
"6mph, rubbish never get going in that"
we do, and we don't believe it either.
top end is maybe 2-3 mph more on the 13mtr over the 15mtr.(Guess of course)