Wind, is there ever too much?
Carlos Fandango – Is there ever too much wind ? What is your extreme wind kite, and at what point do you pack your kite away to fly another day….or do you just keep out there…?
Dirix Mano – there is never to much wind 😉 Combat 2.9 in some sick winds!
- Bobby Muse – My 2 high wind kites are the 2.7m PL Vapor and the PL Phantom II 6m. I haven’t found my upper limit on either kite. Beyond those, I can feel comfortable with a 2m HQ Beamer on beyond.
- Nick Thompson – Have a 2m Pansh Flux had that out in 55mph still a bit more in it though & cheap if I dump it ;o)
- Marc ten Brink – Getting sandblasted on the beach bij strong winds is not only uncomfortable but also tricky because you can’t see where you’re going (say 9-10 bft is my limit)
- Robin Cook – 2m mk1 brooza and a 1.8 cent 1 Worst I’ve flown in is 40 gusting to 50 in a xoffshore. Not quite been flying a year though so I’m sure that will change this winter though.
- dean jordan – It becomes uncomfortable over 20mph to me. Doesn’t mean i stop, but become very wary and nervous. . .
David Lees – Problem we have in the desert when it’s too windy is that visibility drops to just a few yards because of all the dust that gets whipped up. I still buggy & pray I don’t hit a camel or something else that will kill me. One very windy day Bolts packed up kiting & when I asked him why he replied, “I know the sabkah well but am worried that you might smack into me head on when we are both doing 60 kph”. I guess he had a point but I carried on kiting because I was on my own after he left.
- Matt Cook – 3m pkd brooza mk1 good for anything up to 50mph wind
Al Noblet – we have some good southwesterleys and our big beach (muriwai) is perfect for big winds…..30knots is the best, we have had a handfull od 40knot days where 3 of us were racing and only 50knot session but even my 2.2 was to big and beach at that time to narrow to let it go….the only man who flew nicely that day was the late charlie watson who threw up a stack of 3foot flexifoils and has a ball in his peterlynn comp……the oldest sailor on the day…magic, i was scared as hell.
Nick TheTog Horler – Matt I say my 3m Brooza Mk1 is good to 40mph + but I am a little smaller than you. Then on to the 2M Mark1 Brooza never taken that to the limit as yet !!!
- John Jones – strongest i have been out in is 35mph gusting 45mph with my 2.5m HQ alpha, was “fun” but thankfully the kite blew a bridle line and i just had to give up, now have a smaller kite, 1.8m predator so i guess still the same winds,
Mark Coombs – 50mph winds 2.1 cooper wot fun lol
Robin Cook – Aye. Had me mk1 3m brooza out in 35-40 and felt in control still. Wouldn’t like to go any higher. At least not in me flexibug. The 2 and 3m are me faithful kites when the winds too narly for razors.
- Nick TheTog Horler – long love the Brooza !!! well the Mark ones any way .
- Marcus Edwards – 2.5 nasa flown on bridles.
Timmy Squance – when i hurt myself i know its a good time to pack away… or get a helping hand if ive lost use of arms… 🙂
Karen Cartlidge – Yes. 6m PL Phantom. When the lines buzz louder than my iPod 🙂
Neil Clark – Depends on kite and buggy. I have a PL with no sidewalls. In big winds if I’m overpowered I get pulled out sideways before I can react