Coping with Wind Speed Problems
So you've got all your gear ready, headed out to the field and the wind is blowing in excess of 25 mph, or worse yet ... just a puff of wind. Believe it or not, there are simple changes that you can make to your kite that will make it flyable.
You can tune your Flexifoil for better wind performance. Just move the rubber grommets at the ends of the spar in or out (about 25 mm or about 1/8th inch increments). Move them out for lighter winds and more speed, in towards the centre of the spar for heavier winds and better turning.
Heavy Wind Solutions
Wah Pads & Air Brakes (wind
2. Air brakes
Weighting your flying lines
In a ballistic wind I have ended up using the 6mm spar inserts, wah pads and air brakes which worked just fine and didn't have too much of an adverse effect on performance.
Light Wind Solutions
When the wind is low the opposite of everything above applies here. You want to make your kite light as possible. In the absence of a super ultra light (SUL) you can do the following.
1. Put on lighter and shorter flying lines. Try going down to 50lb lines, but be careful you don't yank too hard on the lines.
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