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Old 7th October 2008, 04:02 PM   #21
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Interesting points...
That said I agree (with all respect to their fantastic results) that their construction will meet the wall at a certain speed. The windage and drag from the kite itself and especially all the lines will be a limiting factor. A windsurf sail can be a lot more aerodynamically efficient but suffers from the mentioned drawbacks from being close to the water surface with all its disturbance and turbulence.

wouldn't they simply meet their limit by actually going airborne all the time ... i mean, if they wanne go faster and faster the boards will only get them so far so they'll have to take up bigger kites which means that at a certain point they'll simply fly off ....
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:42 PM   #22
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70/80 Knots wind + an old "parachute" + a Bibendum costum for safety

You will be able to go at 60 Knots
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Old 7th October 2008, 05:59 PM   #23
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to #17 and #18: kiters are a official division for the outright record. (see wssrc rules)
so there will be no ban.
just imagine what will happen when kitedesigners start working on efficency of gear.
there were so many discussions about windsurfers being the first ones to break the 50kts, maybe the hydroptere will be the next one? or the maquarie? or something else?
The Kiters did it first, on the official course ,kudos to them.

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