Thursday, April 20, 2006

Kite Conditions Thursday April 20 2006

3:15 to 4:15 133cm board; Boxer 9

Easter break provided the first real kite session of the year. Wind was incredibly steady this afternoon 23 nominal; 20 – 27 range all afternoon. Tune up day.

Current was slightly negative on a slight flood tide, but less than one knot. Bigger board was a good offset.

Depower strap pulled 1 inch most of the time. Kite was not out of control. No jumps attempted. Permanantly removed the harness line on the 4 - line bar - better to ride the kite fully powered in high wind by pivoting against the depower knot. Also better to fly it with hands centered on the bar. Smaller board may have been advantageous wrt handling, but bigger board offset flood tide so safer. 3rd Av beach held steady at 18 knots on the inside with a W direction.


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