badgb21 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:25 am
...This graph courtesy of Peter Frank is a close guide for me at 116Kg, (free ride type kites) I would be interested to hear how accurate it is a the lighter weight end.
Hugh2 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 pm
...although my buddies love their Slingshot Rallys in all sizes.
I would give a discount if 2011 on the graph is year when it was produced and I'm sorry if it sucked that bad back then (but I think it didn't)
But the error margin is just too high on the chart.
Or maybe I think of lowend-sweet for largest sizes primarily and rather of sweet-high end of the smaller ones which are different sides of the range
I'm about 200 lbs ~ 90kg and with 15m Turbine I could ride in as low as 7 knots. Steadily.
In 16 knots (whitecaps) I can ride an 8m but I'd take 11m for comfy riding. Same 11m Rally will get me gong in 10knots.
From 20-30 I'll be boosting big on 9m Turbine
I wouldn't accept an argument that whole chart is for identical board size and line length because you're supposed to use adequate setup for each condition.
Besides taking a larger board and longer lines for LW a heavier person should be using a larger board to start with.
Great visualization though, I'll start my own chart, it should be cool little project