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Author Topic: NYC + New SUL --> where can I test it?  (Read 819 times)
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« on: June 20, 2013, 05:45 AM »

Ditto...

I'll be in NY from this Sunday 23 till Thursday.
I will have a new SUL kite waiting for me there.
I will obviously not be able to wait until I'm back home to try it!

Any ideas where I can try it?
I will be right next to Madison Square Park.
Do you think, the kite being an SUL, I can try it there?
Can I have trouble with police or people?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 06:12 AM »

Battery Park will probably be your best bet, it looks like the winds are going to be out of the south, and the good news is they will probably be light. There will always be a lot of people, unless you get there EARLY. Most NYC parks don't allow kite flying, but it's not strictly enforced.

The best place to fly would probably be Liberty State Park, across the river. You can get there by train, it's a short ride...

Take the PATH subway to either Pavonia /Newport or Hoboken.
From there, take the Light Rail to Liberty State Park.

If you go on Sunday, there's a good chance you'll run into some other kite fliers.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 07:50 AM »

Thanks but I'm afraid the wind will catch up too strong at the waterfront for a real SUL...
That's why I was thinking on an inland place.
Last year I was in Battery Park and the wind made my 13year old son almost fall off the stairs of the entrance to the Native Americans Museum.
OK, I'll check the conditions once I'm there.
Thanks for the tips!

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 04:22 AM »

Actually Liberty State Park doesn't always have strong wind. If weather.com says Jersey City is 7 mph it's probably much less. When I lived in NJ I knew it would be good if it was 8 mph or better from the south east. It's not good if it's from the northeast  because it's coming off of Manhattan and Jersey City.

You won't see much better wind if it's from the southeast because it's off the ocean through the Verazzano Narrows. Best place to fly - ever!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 04:47 AM »

Actually Liberty State Park doesn't always have strong wind. If weather.com says Jersey City is 7 mph it's probably much less. When I lived in NJ I knew it would be good if it was 8 mph or better from the south east. It's not good if it's from the northeast  because it's coming off of Manhattan and Jersey City.

You won't see much better wind if it's from the southeast because it's off the ocean through the Verazzano Narrows. Best place to fly - ever!

Thanks bob, but for a true SUL 8mph will be quite at the top limit...
Do you really think I should go then?
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 05:08 AM »

We've flown your new baby in much higher then that. You'll be fine. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 08:49 AM »

We've flown your new baby in much higher then that. You'll be fine. Smiley

Oh, OK!
Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 08:12 AM »

If the forecast is from the south east you are in good shape. You can see the flag flying from Liberty Island where the Statue of Libery is. If it's fluttering it's probably good for a SUL, probably about 7 mph or less. I always brought a couple of kites just because you can never tell what it's actually going to be. Best time is later in the day.

It's not good from the north east. From the northwest is okay but there's only some small obstruction to the wind flow.

I'm in upstate NY now and really miss the flying there.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 08:15 AM »

We've flown your new baby in much higher then that. You'll be fine. Smiley

Oh, OK!
Thanks!

N.

and by YOUR baby I mean the prototypes. I read that again and went 'aw crap.' haha. You're good up until about 11-12 on the highest bridle setting. The rods are cut super short in that kite so they dont flex much.
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