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#1 Beaufort

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:42 AM

I was at the beach today with lower winds coming from the sea Posted Image

The winds were around 5-7 mph at ground when I started, with the kite loaded with 3 wraps. It flew fine, but I had to pay attention and learn some low winds skills on a rev. Main thing was to keep the kite moving, and doing slow turns where you rather use the arms carefully to turn the kite (like dual liners), instead of the wrist. I don't know if this is wright , but it worked for me. Also hovers were impossible to keep, the wind was simply to low for that kind of fun.

Then the wind dropped a bit, and I changed to a 2 wrap leading edge. Flag on top of harbour club house was hanging straight down, and the anemometer on the same roof was not turning, but I could feel a slight breeze at the back of my neck. I tried to launch and Voila!, the kite flew fine; I hard to work a bit and pay attention again, but man it flew in next to nothing, and I am just a beginner Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Impressive kite!

I MUST get a full vent now, so this delicate piece of kite is not mistreated in medium-high winds Posted Image

#2 kwmf

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:31 AM

And a mid vent for when the wind is fluctuating between full sail and full vent Posted Image

#3 Baloo

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

And a Blast for thosed Days you just need a Blast.

And the list go's on of course.

#4 kwmf

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:01 AM

Good call Baloo

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:01 AM

And then you'll need a junker 1.5 SLE to set up for all the people who come by and want to try a rev. And then one of those Elliot Shook Masterpiece kites, and "eyes", and a Zen.
When I was young, my bologna had a first name. Now my bodywash has an "Objective".

#6 Aerochic

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:26 AM

And a Zen for when the wind is all but nonexistant and you HAVE to fly!

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