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How low can go a 21 race kite?

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How low can go a 21 race kite?

Postby LeoLeal » Sat May 30, 2020 10:54 pm

Guys, does anyone knows how low can a race kite go, used by a professional rider.

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Re: How low can go a 21 race kite?

Postby evan » Sun May 31, 2020 5:45 am

Must be somewhere as low as 4kn. Biggest challenge is going out.

Video below of Jannis Maus was in a small puff of seabreeze that started with 7kn and slowly dying to nothing. I was just 10min later in my attempt to go out but my 21m wouldn't stay in the air anymore so it became impossible to swim out to deed water while jannis was still doing flying tacks and crazy speeds.

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Re: How low can go a 21 race kite?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun May 31, 2020 8:27 am

It is possible to ride in around 3 to 4 knots once up and riding, but if you drop off foil you (they) can not start again in this, but usually need 5 knots, or even 6 knots for some.

Because of above, many of the best racers say they can ride in just as low wind with their 15 m2's because of peak power, but a lot slower upwind and downwind then, in vmg.

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