GWTW Forum
April 17, 2014, 08:05 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns?  forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Judging the winds  (Read 801 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
try1897
Trade Count: (0)
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 42

Location: Eastern Panhandle West Virginia

« on: April 27, 2010, 10:13 PM »

   Today was a typical spring day , as far as the winds go , for my area. I live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in Berkeley county just north of Martinsburg. I live in a valley and the winds , in spring , blow a steady 15 -20 MPH  with gusts upwards of 35 or so. Some days , like today , you just have to stick to the boxers and parafoils. Things that can stand the gusts. I've had to sew up several kite loops ( the ones that the cross brace go through ) cause they just pull off in the gusts. Today I flew a Delta kite for a few minutes . The Spotlight Delta a Gomberg kite flies good in stronger wind but your talking about 20 or so not 35 - 40 and gusting . Man that thing was flaping like a duck on drugs and sure enough pulled the loop off....Again.... So next up was a Delta Conyne. It's a bigger kite at 8 feet by 3 and 1/2 feet and it pulled the line a ton and seemed to overfly a bit. All in all it did well and was a blast cause it will pull up all sorts of tails and such. It 's more stable in the gusty wind . But eventually I got to the parafoils and had fun with the small Sutton 4 pulling a three legged drone . It looked funny with the kite and that big drone spinning behind it. But in the stronger winds you can pull up more stuff . I tried to fly it with the Pirahna drone behind it but that was too much for it . All in all it was a fun day and hope tomorrow turns out to be a little too windy . I sort of like it that way even though it's hard on the kites........Tom in West by God Virginia
Logged

TRY Mayfly
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear in the right margin of the forum and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom of the page)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them. >>>
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.


member support is greatly appreciated!

Cal Custom
kitekids.net



Untitled Document
J Hall Photography

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!