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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby edt » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:36 pm

philmont wrote:
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What do you think?
I don't think anyone cares. It's not something an ordinary kiter can relate to. On the other hand, manufacturers are going nuts designing kites that can break the height record. That's because the first trick you do on a kite is boost so everyone wants to have the gear that boosts higher. Just how it is. Go take a look at your local woo records. How many people are boosting that they have the woo speed record at your local beach. That's right, zero.

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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby Matty V » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:07 pm

Ironically one of the best boosting kites is also one of the fastest, they ask very similar things from a design perspective.
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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby bragnouff » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:29 pm

edt wrote:
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How many people are boosting that they have the woo speed record at your local beach. That's right, zero.
I guess there's no such thing as a woo speed record, because the Woo doesn't record that. However, there are quite a few riders who use (quality)GPS to track their speed and enter a ranking online at https://www.gps-kitesurfing.com/, pretty similar to the woo leaderboard. In our local windsports club, there's a trophy for the fastest of the season (and it's actually mostly windsurfers competing for that). Point is, I think "going faster" has a similar kind of appeal than "going higher". But the absolute sailing speed record is something else altogether, and getting more and more disconnected from typical kiters.
Having followed the evolution of sailing speed records since the mid eighties, I still have an interest in following what happens now. That interest doesn't mean I would invest millions of dollars into it though.
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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby edt » Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:39 am

bragnouff wrote:
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I guess there's no such thing as a woo speed record, because the Woo doesn't record that. However, there are quite a few riders who use (
woo has "max speed over 500m" in freeride mode except nobody uses it

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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby bragnouff » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:07 am

Thanks, I stand corrected!

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Re: Which kite company could break the speed record?

Postby Matty V » Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:20 am

edt wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:39 am
bragnouff wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:29 pm

I guess there's no such thing as a woo speed record, because the Woo doesn't record that. However, there are quite a few riders who use (
woo has "max speed over 500m" in freeride mode except nobody uses it
They should, the mega pod ran a comp for it and gave away a brand new kite


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