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Title: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: cids on July 30, 2010, 03:56 PM
TNT Berck "Uncuted Edition" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfRelXRSacs#normal)

 :) :) :)


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: Steve Hall on July 30, 2010, 04:14 PM
6 - 8 mph?


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: rxburner on July 30, 2010, 04:25 PM
Is this a contest? Do I win a prize if I guess right?

5MPH
Rx


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: tpatter on July 30, 2010, 04:33 PM
I'll say 7, but it seems just about ideal whatever it is.  :)


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: adx1592 on July 30, 2010, 04:47 PM
7 to 8mph probably.


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: chilese on July 30, 2010, 05:50 PM
Beaufort 3 (I win!!! YEAHHHHH)


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: cids on July 30, 2010, 05:58 PM
7 miles = 11.2 km.
8 miles = 12.8 km.

Thanks.... :) :) :)


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: John Welden on July 30, 2010, 06:09 PM
It's very smooth and 6.3 +/- .05

Too bad they didn't take advantage of the smooth wind.


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: KaoS on July 30, 2010, 08:28 PM
Not that high! 4 to 5 mph tops - just look a the SFTs in the background


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: DWayne on July 30, 2010, 08:48 PM
I'll say 5.7 +/- .2

Denny


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: John Welden on July 30, 2010, 09:11 PM
I'll say 5.7 +/- .2

Denny

You're crazy if you think it was that low. There were maybe a few short lulls to 6.18..... Any experienced and good kite flyer knows it was no where near 5.7.   ::)


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: Nitrobex on July 31, 2010, 06:06 AM
 >:( OVER  9000!  >:(  (Sorry had to get that one out of the way 8)

The tails on the slk's are not rippling that much I'd say closer to 5ish than 7ish


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: DWayne on July 31, 2010, 06:23 AM
I'll say 5.7 +/- .2

Denny

You're crazy if you think it was that low. There were maybe a few short lulls to 6.18..... Any experienced and good kite flyer [sic] knows it was no where near 5.7.   ::)
You're too young to be losing your senses. But some people have "early onset".  :D
The lulls were around 4.5, he was pumping the kite during the lulls. You don't have to pump a TNT in 6.18  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: rxburner on July 31, 2010, 07:24 AM
I stick by my original estimate of 5 MPH... Remember it is at the beach, where performance is enhanced by lower elevation and smoother winds.
Rx


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: John Welden on July 31, 2010, 11:13 AM
I'll say 5.7 +/- .2

Denny

The lulls were around 4.5, he was pumping the kite during the lulls. You don't have to pump a TNT in 6.18  ;)

Denny

No, he was pumping the kite because he's a hack flyer like you.  :D :D


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: DWayne on July 31, 2010, 11:22 AM
No, he was pumping the kite because he's a hack flyer like you.  :D :D

Actually, he's a Haack  ;D  ;D

Denny


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: Mr.Derrick on August 02, 2010, 12:43 AM
cid, why are you speculate if you can ask ....

next days i`ll post matthias (or heikos) answer.

 


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: Mr.Derrick on August 02, 2010, 11:39 AM
Alphakite guys answered:
smooth 15 km/h (9,32 mph) and the Kite was the std Aerostuff (not comp, normal).


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: cids on August 03, 2010, 07:16 AM
15km. ... Great.
I need to find wind like that in my area.  :D :D :D

Thanks...


Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: mikenchico on August 03, 2010, 08:00 AM
Well my wind meter needs recalibrating, I would've guessed 5-6 mph by the way the kite settled to the ground and dropped after some tricks.



Title: Re: What is the estimate wind speed of this kite flying in this video ?
Post by: KaoS on August 03, 2010, 04:43 PM
Well my wind meter needs recalibrating, I would've guessed 5-6 mph by the way the kite settled to the ground and dropped after some tricks.



Agreed!  A measured 15 km/h would require a fair bit of walking to get the kite to behave that way