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Re: What is the lowest wind you can kite in?

Postby dave1986 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 pm

Faxie wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Well, from what I heard it's supposed to be the five strut Aluula looking kite from an earlier movie of him. Do the Ocean Rodeo's Flites Aluula fly in 3 knots? And those are 3 strut...
Aluula kites are heavier than the equivalent Ultralight foil kites. So unless they are using some materials that are even lighter than Aluula or a completely new concept then I don't believe it will be any better.

12mtr Flite Aluula - 2.340 kg
13m Ozone Chrono V3 UL 2.19kg

I own a 13m Ozone Chrono V3 UL and it will only just fly in 3mph. But certainly not enough wind to ride and stay upwind on a hydrofoil.

I have found that 5 to 6mph is the realistic low end. By the way, the jump in power from 3mph to 5mph is HUGE - Way more than double. So I don't believe the 3mph claim.
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Re: What is the lowest wind you can kite in?

Postby Faxie » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:33 pm

dave1986 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Faxie wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Well, from what I heard it's supposed to be the five strut Aluula looking kite from an earlier movie of him. Do the Ocean Rodeo's Flites Aluula fly in 3 knots? And those are 3 strut...
Aluula kites are heavier than the equivalent Ultralight foil kites. So unless they are using some materials that are even lighter than Aluula or a completely new concept then I don't believe it will be any better.

12mtr Flite Aluula - 2.340 kg
13m Ozone Chrono V3 UL 2.19kg

I own a 13m Ozone Chrono V3 UL and it will only just fly in 3mph. But certainly not enough wind to ride and stay upwind on a hydrofoil.

I have found that 5 to 6mph is the realistic low end. By the way, the jump in power from 3mph to 5mph is HUGE - Way more than double. So I don't believe the 3mph claim.
Yep, I'm thinking the same.


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