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 on: July 03, 2015, 03:39 PM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by macdawg
Great info, guys, much appreciated.

 62 
 on: July 03, 2015, 12:57 PM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by cerfvoliste
For me the optimal wind speed for a particular Kite is when it will sit in a fade without sinking or rising.

 63 
 on: July 03, 2015, 12:18 PM 
Started by CrabCake - Last post by dmcneil
Being inland and with limited time (i.e. kids) I have to settle for the convenience of the athletic fields up the street. I have flown at the beach a couple of times and at a park on Narraganset Bay once. Definitely night and day.  Now that I can keep the kite flying in most anything I would love to get to the beach more to practice tricks in steady wind.


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 64 
 on: July 03, 2015, 11:54 AM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by chilese
Krijn,

When you said you flew your standard at 4 mph at sea level,

was that without moving your feet as I stated in my post.

Just wondering?  Smiley

 65 
 on: July 03, 2015, 11:05 AM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by tpatter
I've flown both the UL and STD versions of the Widowmaker.  For sure the UL will go much lower and fly more readily with much less wind.  I would say it flys in what I consider SUL territory. 

Get that and an Aura SUL and you are set.   I say his because if you want to fly in 1 mph and not work hard, you need an indoor-ish kite. 

 66 
 on: July 03, 2015, 09:59 AM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by thief
and in my sevlte pear shape i do not have as much ability to run back and forth as much as a Ron Graziano shaped guy.....that plays a LOT into the control at the lower end of the wind range too...

 67 
 on: July 03, 2015, 09:58 AM 
Started by Darian - Last post by thief
if you search here on the forum there is information about reframing the Addiction to something a little more performance based....might be interesting to you to read.

 68 
 on: July 03, 2015, 07:05 AM 
Started by Darian - Last post by Darian
Thanks Hadge, I'm leaning a bit more to the Salsa right now; I'm thinking it may behave more like the El Nino, or at least hoping that is the case. Smiley

 69 
 on: July 03, 2015, 07:03 AM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by Allen Carter
Keep in mind that 3mph is 50% more wind than 2mph. Like the difference between 10 and 15.  

When you get down into such low wind things get very subtle and hard to measure. (Even most wind meters are unreliable or just plain non functional below 3mph). A 1mph difference at such a low end gives you an idea of how successful or endurable body movement will be in keeping the kite in the air. (Arms pumping, stepping backward, etc.)


 70 
 on: July 03, 2015, 06:58 AM 
Started by macdawg - Last post by Dave362
As for advertised wind ranges, I would use those more as a guide rather than an absolute quantifiable wind range.

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