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[*] posted on 8-18-2019 at 03:23 AM
Recommendations needs for FB high speed winds






Buggy;

Peter Lynn Comp XR+ with wide back axle and big wheels

Harnesses;

Mystic Driver Seat Harness
Peter Lynn Divine Buggy Harness

Depower / LEI;

Switch Blade - 6m - w/ Overdrive Trimlite with Quickloop

Fixed Bridle;

Flexfoil Sting 1.2m
Sportkite Symphony 2.2m
Peter Lynn Vapour 2.3m
Ozone Yakuza GT 3.7m (oh lawd - fast)
HQ Beamer 5m

Other kit;
Skywatch Eole Windmeter + tripod
A worn set of 4 lines with slack in the power lines!
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[*] posted on 8-18-2019 at 06:08 AM


can you add more information for what it is that you need? based solely on your subject, i'd say you're good with your listed sting 1.2.
many people here can help you if you give them a better idea of what you're looking for.
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[*] posted on 8-18-2019 at 07:53 AM


Forum software issues



Buggy;

Peter Lynn Comp XR+ with wide back axle and big wheels

Harnesses;

Mystic Driver Seat Harness
Peter Lynn Divine Buggy Harness

Depower / LEI;

Switch Blade - 6m - w/ Overdrive Trimlite with Quickloop

Fixed Bridle;

Flexfoil Sting 1.2m
Sportkite Symphony 2.2m
Peter Lynn Vapour 2.3m
Ozone Yakuza GT 3.7m (oh lawd - fast)
HQ Beamer 5m

Other kit;
Skywatch Eole Windmeter + tripod
A worn set of 4 lines with slack in the power lines!
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[*] posted on 8-18-2019 at 08:13 AM


Not sure if this applies here, but many folks (including myself) have experienced trouble trying to post on PKF from Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads due to "Smart Punctuation". If relevant here, go into your settings, general, keyboards, then deselect smart punctuation.



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[*] posted on 8-18-2019 at 05:36 PM


ill fly my 2.6 viper till i won't fly fb...got a 4m Ikon dp for after that, kinda never comes out though
thinking your 2.3 vapor is all the beaufort scale goes to myself...but what do i know




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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 10:01 AM


I guess knowing what you consider high winds and as mentioned above what will you be doing with the kite.

My go to was always the 3M Brooza when winds got to the point they were scaring people. That thing was in it's element in 30mph. Good luck finding someone who will part with one though. I've filled that spot in my current quiver with a 2.8m Reactor. I've only had a chance to put it up in 22-25mph but it seems like it'll do the job. I go for speed in a buggy though. Nothing record setting but I like to move.




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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 02:10 PM


Hi all,

Apologies for not posting earlier but the forum was out to get me and would not allow me to post

At the weekend I was using my ozone 2.3m in Beaufort six winds and it was completely uncontrollable. I then switched to the sting 1.2 which was fun but lacked the power to get a significant speed. Therefore what I am looking for is a kite with a more aggressive performance profile at the end of the wind window that is safe in Beaufort six and a bit beyond this.

Thanks




Buggy;

Peter Lynn Comp XR+ with wide back axle and big wheels

Harnesses;

Mystic Driver Seat Harness
Peter Lynn Divine Buggy Harness

Depower / LEI;

Switch Blade - 6m - w/ Overdrive Trimlite with Quickloop

Fixed Bridle;

Flexfoil Sting 1.2m
Sportkite Symphony 2.2m
Peter Lynn Vapour 2.3m
Ozone Yakuza GT 3.7m (oh lawd - fast)
HQ Beamer 5m

Other kit;
Skywatch Eole Windmeter + tripod
A worn set of 4 lines with slack in the power lines!
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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 02:44 PM


My absolute go to when my 8m Montana is too much is a 5m LEI HQ Ignition. I set my pb with it and have dozens of runs over 60 mph with it. Grunt when you want it, then plenty of depower for a low drama turn around.



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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 05:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 72hundred  


Therefore what I am looking for is a kite with a more aggressive performance profile at the end of the wind window that is safe in Beaufort six and a bit beyond this.

Thanks


Are you being serious ?
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[*] posted on 8-19-2019 at 05:07 PM


There are not many FB kites for that sort of abusive conditions, when they get small they get twichy. Anything good will be fast, anything small and cheap will not make power or get ripped to pieces.

To beat that 2.3m Vapour you have you would need something designed to eat bad conditions. Only FB kite I can think of specifically designed to be safe in sketchy stuff was the Brooza. Should have never sold mine, There was many days in years gone by when everyone put away their kites in 25-30mph winds and took turns on the 2m and 3m Broozas we had on hand. Good luck finding one used for sale. It sounds like new Broozas are in the works, not sure when they will be available. May be worth the wait.

Other option I can think of would be to ditch the FB ideal and go with something depowerable. A bigger kite will be much more stable and it will give you the ability to ride out the gusts in safety.




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2.8 / 4.4 PL Reactor
4.4m PKD Buster
7.5m PKD Brooza
10m JoJo RM+
15.4m PKD Combat
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