Sunday, October 31, 2010
Strong wind and big jumps at Inverloch
Session 107, 31 October 2010
Kite: Switchblade 10
Wind: 25 - 35 knots, SW
Location: Inverloch - Andersons Inlet
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm (1.5 hours)
Strong wind at Inverloch on the first day of our long weekend family and kiting trip, we headed for the launch site near the Anglers Club on the inlet. I rigged my 7m Crossbow while Stuart rigged his 10m Switchblade, then we swapped kites as I am heavier.
The wind was coming in strong and there was heaps of power. I did a few jumps; the strong wind provided plenty of boost.
Some other kiters came in overpowered on 12s and packed up. Some gusts were reaching 35 knots. I depowered the 10 for a while, then rode it fully powered, before finishing with it depowered again.
Stuart liked the 7, and commented on how fast it turns. It is amazing how much wind funnels into the inlet.