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Performance and Comparison

mph kph knots bft wind type visible signs kite flying

0

0

0

0

still

no movement, smoke rises
vertically in a column

tell stories

1-3

1-7

1-3

1

light air

smoke drifts, branches & grass move slightly

minimal performance
ultralight kites

4-7

8-11

4-6

2

slight breeze

leaves move slightly
flags flap solwly

moderate flying
some lifters & laundry

8-12

12-20

7-11

3

gentle breeze

flags flap slowly
wind felt on face

ideal flying
fully laundry on all kites

13-18

21-28

12-16

4

moderate breeze

small branches move
dust blows

check anchors
heavier flying line

19-24

29-38

17-21

5

fresh breeze

small trees sway
wavelets on water

stops being fun
exercise caution

25-30

39-50

22-28

6

wind

large branches move, sand blows trees in motion

extreme conditions
get help and land kites

31-40

51-65

29-35

7

strong wind

whole trees in motion

tell stories