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How to describe the windstrength

Postby Exal » Fri May 17, 2019 3:54 pm

What do I say when telling someone the windstrength? It was 30 knots or it was 30 knots with gusts to almost 40 or it was close to 40 knots? I was out between 3 and 4 pm. http://prntscr.com/npveup

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby jakemoore » Fri May 17, 2019 3:57 pm

31g38

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby Toby » Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 pm

Around 30, gusting to 38

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby kjorn » Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 pm

Fuckin howling man, like my hair was all like WooOOoOOo and the tea was blown right out of my mug. I took my pants off and they flew into a tree. Man. You missed it. It was epic. Bleddy epic, man.
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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby Exal » Sat May 18, 2019 2:55 pm

Alrighty kjorn, cheers. :naughty:

Kinda on this topic ... when someone says he takes his 9 in 20 to 30 knots, does that mean with or without the gusts?

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby Toby » Sat May 18, 2019 3:23 pm

I would say including gusts

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby ELI » Sat May 18, 2019 4:02 pm

Windy ... 7mtr or less

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat May 18, 2019 5:52 pm

27 to 31 knots average - the gusts are probably pretty normal in this wind, so I would only mention this if extreme, otherwise the average wind is what we share around here.

Usually describing by what size I use, if shared with friends, then they will know exactly which size to pick depending on whether they are lighter or heavier or ride less or more powered by nature.

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby knotwindy » Sun May 19, 2019 2:38 am

blowing enough= say -usual kite
blowing harder= say -small kite
blowing really hard= say -wife’s small kite

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Re: How to describe the windstrength

Postby sarc » Mon May 20, 2019 8:39 am

Exal wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Alrighty kjorn, cheers. :naughty:

Kinda on this topic ... when someone says he takes his 9 in 20 to 30 knots, does that mean with or without the gusts?
Describing wind strength by kite size is a kooky thing. It's 20 kn gust 25 and my very experienced pal is on a 4m on a surfboard, I'm on a 9m on a twintip, there's a 12 year old girl on a 5m and a 260lb middle aged man on a 12.

When someone asks me "hey what kite size should I bring", my answer is "Yes".


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