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Title: In land wind
Post by: vigli on September 09, 2013, 04:15 AM
Hi
I would like to ask kite flyers which don't  fly next to sea ....about wind they use.
I don't live next to sea  so we don't have nice lovely laminar wind.
During summer there is no wind but thurbulent thermic offen.
So when I wont to fly good I need to wait weather change or front of cold air from Atlantic. My country is on South -east part of Europe.
Wondering  do You have same problem on no sea area and do You need to wait weather change like I do to got wind in the sail?
thx, boris


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: ae on September 09, 2013, 08:31 AM
I live in a big inland city, Berlin in germany, and our best fliying field is right in the city. So during hot days we have usually horrible thermic effects.
However during the early morning or late evening when the thermic dies down we usually get a nice laminar airflow.

So in a sense, we wait for the conditions to change, but that is mostly for low wind days. Otherwise we weather it out.


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: tpatter on September 09, 2013, 09:09 AM
Despite its reputation, the wind at kite hill in seattle is terrible inland wind for the most part.  Maybe 15% of the time it is quite nice, but generally, it's very bad.   We're talking inconsistent across the window with vertical 'pockets' that are good and that's about as good as you expect.   At its worse, there can be nothing, constantly changing directions, or even different wind direction depending on what part of the field you are in.   On the other end, we get 20-30 mph wind with gusts. 

On the plus side, it is very beautiful and you can usually fly and have fun to varying degrees on most days.  I just head out when I have the time and have learned to deal with whatever wind is there with a set of kites and an indoor kite for no wind situations.  No matter the wind, I fly   Although, if it too low or too high, it may not be for long.   You can also fly no matter the wind direction, although westerly is extremely poor. 

Overall, even with its issues, it's still the place I fly in the area.  There are a few other spots I like, but they are either too small of a field, only good in specific wind direction, or too far away. 


Good luck,
Tom


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: vigli on September 09, 2013, 11:52 AM
Thanks
Tom......
You descibe very nice tubulent weather.
Same I have too.
Tell be please which kite do You use to save the day and to fly for lightest condition?
Do You use tricky SUL kite or...next to them You go on real SUL kite which are not tricky. Maybe old school kite-just to keep it in air and slow flying.... like Wren, Inner space, Pro Dancer or similar.
thx
boris


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: tpatter on September 09, 2013, 04:14 PM

Tell be please which kite do You use to save the day and to fly for lightest condition?
Do You use tricky SUL kite or...next to them You go on real SUL kite which are not tricky. Maybe old school kite-just to keep it in air and slow flying.... like Wren, Inner space, Pro Dancer or similar.


Boris,

I prefer a kite that I can chuck around a bit.  I'd rather work a little harder in low/bumpy wind with something that has a little more mass than try to force a super floaty kite to try and move like I want it to.  At least for me, I like a little more mass.



-Tom



Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: vigli on September 10, 2013, 12:59 AM
Thanks


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: ae on September 10, 2013, 05:40 AM
For lightest winds i use the Spectre XUL, it will still fly when everything else is on the ground or needs a lot of work to keep in the air.


Title: Re: In land wind
Post by: Wayner on September 11, 2013, 09:12 AM
Boris

I have a Wren, ProWren, ProDancer SUL and Amazing.
I only fly them when nothing else will fly. Since we fly a night we get many nights will little to no winds.

While I like trickery kites they are in the bag if their is no wind to fly them.
The "Godfather" taught me the 540 on my ProWren on one of those no wind nights.   

I always carry at least one super low SUL in the bag.  It has really help my low wind skills too.