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« on: June 04, 2014, 10:49 PM »

hey guys/gals,
how many of you have and bother to use a wind meter tool accesory before you go flying ?
i have a "wind mate" brand meter that measures wind speed,wind temp,wind direction e.c.t
i feel its a great tool aid to use to give you idea what winds we are dealing with depending on the kite we are using!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 12:51 AM »

A lot pf people buy them when they first start then after a while most stop using them. You get a 'feel' for the wind after a while.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 04:16 AM »

I got one as a Christmas gift a few years back but hardly ever use it

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 04:35 AM »

They are great gifts to give kite fliers... But in reality they only show you the wind speed down at ground level and so is not that useful - even ten feet up can have a different amount of wind speed....

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 06:28 AM »

Yep pretty easy to gauge the general winds by feel.  I keep a wind meter handy during testing to keep me honest and the internal wind gauge properly calibrated  Smiley  Mounting to a 4' shaft lets it stick in the ground next to me or hold it aloft a little higher.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 06:43 AM »

I use one to double check the wind, before I start setting up one of my kites. Pretty accurate, and like this morning when the wind was 15mph+, told me which kites not to fly.

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 10:24 AM »

Eyes and skin combined make  the best wind meter for kite flyers, but they do need to be calibrated, so a good electronic wind meter with a large impeller is useful at first.

You'll learn a LOT by flying a kite past the limits of it's expected wind range. How to keep it in the air and have fun at the low end, and how to have fun without destroying the kite at the high end. Low wind technique is hard won, but crucial, and eventually you'll find yourself flying a heavy kite in much lower wind than you thought possible in the early days.

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 05:51 PM »

i have a "wind mate brand "
so the wind speed @ ground level is different compared to different heights then hey?= thanks very interesting guys!! Wink

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