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Old 08-24-2011, 08:24 PM
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It looks like over a dozen states along the east coast of the USA may soon experience hurricane force winds for the first time in decades. Lots of kiters along that stretch of coast, many without much exposure to intense tropical weather. High sustained winds are one thing if you have the right gear and experience, violent squalls common to these systems are quite another. What size kite do you rig for gusts from 10 to 50 kts.+ with the increase happening within seconds?

Answer, you don't, if you use your head. Skill really doesn't enter into things above a certain windspeed, raw and indifferent physics does. STAY AWAY FROM SQUALLS in short.


http://www.wunderground.com/tropical...1109_5day.html

Guys have died in this stretch of coast before in former tropical systems. Question is, will there be new volunteers this time around? Sure hope not but the choice is yours.

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