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

Postby Armin Harich » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:23 am

Yes, that was fun to do the light wind test with them. We always love to push the limits.

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

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 am

Interesting video series.

No mention of the effect of equipment cost on riding in a very small margin of really light conditions.


Kiting give incredible performance on standard equipment (no foils in water or in air) in sensible wind.

Got some advice - if you live where the wind sucks and kiting is your thing... move... for a happier life.

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

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:13 am

longwhitecloud wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 am
Interesting video series.

No mention of the effect of equipment cost on riding in a very small margin of really light conditions.
What do you mean ?


Just a Side note advice : "dedicated" Light wind equipement is indeed a requirement for such marginal conditions, BUT is also interesting in a bit higher winds standard conditions, specialy for non experts who will gain a lot of confidence to keep the kite in the air (or relaunch) even after mistakes during transitions or jumps for example. Up to 8 knots i like to use very light kites for more fun while i can still work new tricks with less risks of swimming back to the beach.

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

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:22 am

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:13 am
longwhitecloud wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 am
Interesting video series.

No mention of the effect of equipment cost on riding in a very small margin of really light conditions.
What do you mean ?


Just a Side note advice : "dedicated" Light wind equipement is indeed a requirement for such marginal conditions, BUT is also interesting in a bit higher winds standard conditions, specialy for non experts who will gain a lot of confidence to keep the kite in the air (or relaunch) even after mistakes during transitions or jumps for example. Up to 8 knots i like to use very light kites for more fun while i can still work new tricks with less risks of swimming back to the beach.

simply put - this equipment cost a lot more, it is a big factor for most but isnt considered.

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

Postby jumptheshark » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:04 am

longwhitecloud wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:45 am
Interesting video series.

No mention of the effect of equipment cost on riding in a very small margin of really light conditions.


Kiting give incredible performance on standard equipment (no foils in water or in air) in sensible wind.

Got some advice - if you live where the wind sucks and kiting is your thing... move... for a happier life.

Fu<k you very much for you insight.
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