Whoa!!! Thanks for the kind words guys. With jumps same as with waves, its frequently hard to tell how high it really is. Honestly i think its more important that you are enjoying yourself, if it feels good, thats more important. If the waves feel good then enjoy. It was easily 35-40 knots on Saturday's morning session and I was having a blast
. Like Scottie said my bag of tricks is super limited lately
so I just enjoy going high when i can.
I would say 50 ft is probably ambitious but again i think it is really hard to tell. I have been kiting 9 years and can never tell you if a jump is 35 or 40 or 50 feet.
Same with waves. About a week ago i went out in the "forecasted 15 footers" and i could not tell you how big they were, just that they were much much bigger than me. Still was super fun and thats what counts i reckon.
For reference, this photo was taken in february and it was a slightly little less windy than Saturday morning, but same kite. https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 9208_n.jpg
it kind of proves my point. How high is that? I have no clue. At first doesnt seem high, but if you look carefully its at the very least 8 body lengths, which if you underestimate my body since im crouching to be 5ft (im 6'3") still ends up being 40ft. Saturday felt bigger, but might not have been.
Anyway point is, I try to never argue with my friends about how high whose jumps are. The important thing is the feeling. I know when you are learning the first time you go 10 feet out of the water you feel like you are on top of the world, and that's the feeling I am still (happily) chasing.