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Old 05-06-2020, 08:22 PM
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An illustration of wind shadow or rotor and surface features. It doesn't take much land relief to seriously disturb the wind and put kiters at risk. The higher and/or closer the surface feature, potentially the more severe the wind shadow or mechanical turbulence resulting in excessive lulls and gusts.



All those multicolored squiggles represent undulating air flow which equate to serious changes and directions in wind speed. Don't let the squiggles get you, they can hurt!


MORE about wind shadow and land features to be avoided at:
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2354972



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