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Jorge Gouverneur
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« on: Yesterday at 08:54 AM »

Here I was trying to fly my kite on a small slope 200 feet high and see the effect of the lift generated by the wind over it.  Smiley Its crazy  Huh how the wind speed changes when you are 300 feet higher. when  I was setting my Kite below the hill The wind were around 3-5 mph. when I went up the hill about 300 up. The wind was around 8-10 mph. This place is about an hour drive from my house. I'm planning to go again next weekend and try different kites to see the result.

The Park is called Vista View Park. Location: Weston, FL.

Here is a view of the small slope I was flying




Here is the Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQjiMp1jVU
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:29 AM »

Yeah, getting above it all can make a huge difference not just in wind speed, but smoothness too. Wind coming up the slope can be tricky at the top, as it can be stronger than the actual wind speed. The reverse of what we normally have in ground wind.  Up slope is great for groundwork
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:22 PM »

Yeah, getting above it all can make a huge difference not just in wind speed, but smoothness too. Wind coming up the slope can be tricky at the top, as it can be stronger than the actual wind speed. The reverse of what we normally have in ground wind.  Up slope is great for groundwork

I'm waiting for a less windy day to really fly UL style. 
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