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50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby RedSky » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:11 am

That's moving ! but I'd say he was overpowered and thus lost speed. You see him quickly curling downwind. Should have used a 7m to achieve over 50knts

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Dave_5280 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:38 am

I like the camera angle looking down at the board, water and kite at full speed. The water is going by so fast. I keep thinking how bad it would hurt to fall.

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Matty V » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:39 am

RedSky wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:11 am
That's moving ! but I'd say he was overpowered and thus lost speed. You see him quickly curling downwind. Should have used a 7m to achieve over 50knts
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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Bille » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:08 am

Dave_5280 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:38 am
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I keep thinking how bad it would hurt to fall.
I've fallen on a water-ski at 40 , and it hurt ; so i think 57 might
be Way worst , with a kite still pulling ya ?

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Hugh2 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:17 pm

I wanted to see him rip a jump at the end of one of those runs, despite rather hard to land that board

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Matty V » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:40 am

RedSky wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:11 am
That's moving ! but I'd say he was overpowered and thus lost speed. You see him quickly curling downwind. Should have used a 7m to achieve over 50knts
The curl down wind was accelerating to get to top speed not loosing speed

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby bigtone667 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:10 am

Matty V wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:39 am
RedSky wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:11 am
That's moving ! but I'd say he was overpowered and thus lost speed. You see him quickly curling downwind. Should have used a 7m to achieve over 50knts
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You can see him lose his edge on a few of those runs. But that was still seriously fast.

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby RedSky » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:08 am

Matty V wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:40 am
RedSky wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:11 am
That's moving ! but I'd say he was overpowered and thus lost speed. You see him quickly curling downwind. Should have used a 7m to achieve over 50knts
The curl down wind was accelerating to get to top speed not loosing speed
Yeah I understand. You will momentarily gain extra speed towards the end of your run on a broad reach, but on this occasion it was held far too briefly because he was overpowered and as a consequence his kite continued to fall back through the window pointing him ever further downwind, at the cost of a potentially higher speed. A smaller kite would have prolonged the broad reach point of sail a little longer.

I'm not claiming to be an expert ( I've never been on water! ), but if such people are to be found then this is surely the place, as opposed to somewhere like YouTube. :D

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Re: 50 Knot Challenge - Sam Light

Postby Matty V » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:44 am

He wasn't doing long runs, load up bear away get the peak and stop
Not sure where he lost his edge either? Apart from at the end of a short run when slowing down


I watched all of it in person and he didn’t fall on a single run, neither of them did


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