Several of us here in seattle tried to ride that wind that day. Super shifty with huge gusts. The storm looksso stable its unreal. What did danger dane think of it?
Dane Brown: ” I’ll have to join the crew
I would not have gotten that session without the storm
There is image stabilization on that video
It was a little gusty but totally fly able on the storm.”
The storm is stable, have flown it a few times in our 50+ winds at Turnagain Arm, Just outside Anchorage.
Here is a short video from a Turnagain session - 55 gusting to 64
The blue kite (on the left) is a slingshot 4.5m - the orange and black (on the right) is the 5m Storm. Notice on the turns how the slingshot looks like it’s going to collapse - whereas the Storm was solid all the way around.
[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/embed/rU6pJeu8SHM [/youtube]
I really want to hear more info on the high end success you guys have had with the storm. I live in the Eastern Sierras, California. We get many 40+knot days, more so than other rideable days it feels like. I’ve been scared to gear up in 35-60 knot ranges. Is the 5 meter storm the answer? How bout in gusty ranges like blowing 40 knots max gusting to 50-60 being an example?
I just received the new Storm today. Just in time - the updated forecast for Turnagain Arm says:
.SUNDAY…RAIN LIKELY…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW IN THE MORNING.
HIGHS IN THE 40S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND
HIGHER ELEVATIONS…SOUTHEAST WIND 50 TO 60 MPH WITH POSSIBLE GUSTS
TO 75 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT…RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S.
NORTH TO EAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS…SOUTHEAST WIND 60 TO 70 MPH WITH POSSIBLE GUSTS TO 90
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Sheeze! Have fun