So did you get out today???

.... for geezers who like to go way too fast!
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gazxtreme
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:25 pm

Took a chance and went out today with varied success, on one hand I managed a peak speed of 45.078 knots but with rolling waves down the speed bank and gusts just over 50 knots the 10 second averages only managed 31.817 knots.
max. speed: 45.078knots 83.484km/h
100m: 36.029 knots 66.726km/h [111.2m 6.000s]
250m: 31.669 knots 58.651km/h [260.7m 16.000s]
500m: 23.336 knots 43.219km/h [504.2m 42.000s]
2s: 40.830 knots 75.618km/h [42.0m 2.000s]
20s: 30.632 knots 56.731km/h [315.2m 20.000s]
I took a 5m and 7m Ocean Rodeo Prodigy and chose the 5m because of the gusts, On rare occasions in lulls that followed squalls I was underpowered but in general I think the 7m would have been a handful so good choice. The stability of the Prodigy even allowed me to self launch by use of a Boat mooring buoy and a spare leash, even in the massive gusts the kite sat nicely at the window edge where I placed it before running to the chicken loop end to hook in, this is just what you want from a high wind kite. I did manage to have a 3 cartwheel wipeout at the 45 peak but I just threw the bar and the kite sheeted out without doing anything stupid, This is also a good trait for a kite especially when you are bouncing on the water at 45 knots, Ocean Rodeo I'm not sure how this happened but please don't change the Prodigy "if it's not broke don't fix it". I hope to be doing OK at Weymouth speed week in 3 weeks time so any incentives would be gratefully received :wink:
southseasailor
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:52 pm

Was wondering what the wind would have been like, am over in the UK at the moment. Headed north up to Darlington today from Oxford, could see some large wind turbines turning away quite busily but wasn't sure of the actual wind conditions. Looked like a southerly direction anyway, mind you being so far inland prob a different story in many areas.
davo
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:08 pm

I managed a sneeky hour but was underpowered most of the time but a 47knot peek when a puff came through made the day :wink:
james
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:15 pm

my traditional speed week preparation is going as usual, no boards finished so i went out and only got a 34kt peak and 100m 30 kts average

on a surfboard.

in open sea…

stopped before i broke myself so i guess i am learning the self preservation thing.
gazxtreme
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:23 pm

Hell Dave, I saw your results, every time I have a decent day you go and have a better one :mrgreen:
I can't believe we got a full weekend of howling wind and none of the speed spots were working on the wind angle.
James, you are aiming the wrong way, you need to let go of the feeling of self preservation, it's taking me ages to do it and I still can't let go all together, I don't think Davo every had any self preservation which is why he's been the fastest in the UK for ever.
james
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:21 am

Haha, anyone that saw it will vouch for the lack of self preservation when I went out.. ;-)

I figure that if last years rou water and onshore mess is going to return than being used to utter crappy lumpy sea might help out a bit

The new fins for the speed boards seem to work though so at least I got something from the session
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