Monday, February 23, 2009

Hampton in 30 knots with bushfires burning

Session 41.
  • Wind: 25 to 30 knots
  • Kite: 7m Crossbow
  • Max 36.4km/h
  • Trip: 22.6
  • Time: 2:32
  • Dist 8.7
The wind was blowing hard when I got home from work so I headed off for some kiting. The strong southerly was playing havoc with the bushfires still burning, including some near the Dandenongs, but I thought I would make the most of it.

A couple of kiters were coming in when I arrived and looked a bit overpowered, so I decided to take out the 7m Crossbow. It flew well and delivered heaps of power. Very agile in the sky too. I was tempted to try some kiteloops, but I think I will practice first in a lighter wind.

I was able to keep up wind and do some jumps off the growing swell. Good to get some use out of the 7m kite, it is only the third time I have used it.

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