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03/08/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 August 2014 · 93 views

I had hoped to check out diamond rods in the Rev 1 sail today but the forecast earlier in the week was amended on a daily basis further away from the ideal 2-4mph!
 
It was a SW breeze today and partly sunny.  c8–18mph was forecast and 1.5 full vented with green race felt comfortable.  In over 25 years of kite flying I have never used an anemometer so it was quite amusing to try one out on Blackheath today.  While confirming the basic forecast the range of inconsistency in the breeze as measured was most revealing on a moment to moment basis. 
 
The other objective today was to run out some 150ft lines for the Rev 1 sails.  As the wind speed was really too high for the Team Rev 1s we flew the CR sails with standard rods.  The enlarged wind window felt really good and the relative size of the kite was ‘just right’ with the extra 30ft distance from the flyers perspective.  We had, I recall, been flying by choice on 135ft lines some years ago… <grins>
 
Felix




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