Dano was in town, down from Reno. With him, was his recently
acquired Mojo UL in pink and rainbow ( truly, a zippy8 nightmare ).
We briefly flew the Mojo in buffeting winds which sometimes gusted to 10 mph.
When that happened, we would bring the kite to the edge of the window
and wait for calmer times. The kite was a trooper. Average wind speed was
near 5 mph so we were definitely past the prime wind speed for the kite.
I was able to get consistent fades in the buffeting winds and the kite would ride
the wind like a bobbing boat in choppy water. I'm sure the broadseaming of the
sail allowed the Mojo to stay in the fade.
Later, I did the slowest, flattest 540° ever. The wind probably aided in achieving
the slow time as the kite would slow down and speed up its rotation. Total time
was around 3 seconds. It was hard to believe this delicate kite could do such a beautiful
trick in that wind. Dano and I were shocked. We then hurried and put the kite away.
The storm was getting closer and a few raindrops had already warned of impending
wetness and electricity, which was happening a few miles to the North.
I've said it before, "The Mojo is the best flying sport kite ever made."