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Re: What is the average and maximum gust swing you kite in?

Postby plummet » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:26 pm

RadDrDuke wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm
I personally have a formula that seems to work:

If the range is greater than 1/2 the average then it is too gusty and not very fun.

For example: Lull 9, Gusting to 20, Average windspeed of 14. The range is therefore 11 knots (20-9=11), which is more than half the average (14), thus it is probably not too much fun.

Obviously it depends what you are riding and how desperate you are to kite, but this is a way to quantify.
Seems like a pretty good formula to use. Once you go past that you definitely into desperation kiting.

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Re: What is the average and maximum gust swing you kite in?

Postby BOEMIX » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:49 pm

Taking a look at that formula I realised how desesperate I am to snowkite :rollgrin:

Because If you snowkite at the pyrinees, mote than 10 knot gap between base wind and max gust/lull is more the rule than the exception.

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