Re: [klippetop] Question about coming back from a long spot
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Hypothetically, if windspeed is faster than canopy speed (so youre feeling the relative wind on your back). Wouldnt you want to make yourself big? I know that this is more rare than you going faster than the wind.
This won't happen. To feel the relative wind on your back, you would have to be flying backwards. Forget about windspeed (which is measured relative to the ground) - your canopy is designed to fly with forward airspeed which is how it stays inflated and creates lift.
ETA: I saw that you subsequently worked this out yourself. Good stuff! This is important knowledge to have - and not everyone does!
(This post was edited by DocPop on Dec 7, 2012, 10:46 AM)