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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 04:31 PM »

Just got back from a three hour session & contemplated this topic while I flew various kites.  Inland mountain valley conditions are a bit variable to say the least.  Measured wind when I arrived with a Kestral 2000.  Eight mph for several minutes at a time with gusting to 15 sometimes over 20.  Then there were wind direction changes over about 120 degrees total with brief dead calms but you could hear the next gust coming.  Sunny & in the low sixties.  Welcome to my Spring time world in the western part of Virginia.  Might be enough wind to fly the Shockwave so I try that.  Brilliant in the gusts, falls out of the sky if a lull hits near the edge of the window.  Switch to 1.5 B full vent, still not enough steady wind but flies sorta okay.  Next fly The Seven.  Too variable to attempt tricks but did some laughable practice anyway.  Put it away when gusts caused leading edge to shudder.  Maybe the mid vent Tekken would be the ticket.  Wind is getting more erratic & I don't fly it long.  So I get out my trusty 1.5 B mid vent.  It just shines in these conditions.  Fly it for an hour then pack up everything.   For a grand finale I launch the Tensor 4.2 & spend a few minutes scaring myself in the big gusts.  Life is good.  Yes, I fly Revs cause they work.
Dayhiker, I am in the same situation on the other side of the mountains in the Gainesville area. I try all of my kites to see which ones will stay up in the variable winds of Virginia. I have a HQ Mojo Quad that I use as it handles the 7 mph to 30 mph winds with minimal damage (i Have shattered the spars twice from gusts). I have a used Rev 1.5 coming in the mail this week so I will see what it does out here. I also have a New Tech Volksquad that seems to handle the gusts by almost folding itself in half. The Joys of living near the mountains!
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2015, 11:08 AM »

Hi Tim and DD, I'm in Monroeville and would love to fly with either/both of you. Look me up!
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