I recently 4 lined my ar3.5 9.0. My expereince today convinced me
that i still do not have the brake lines adjusted properly.
I have only been in mostly light winds sinced i relined the kite.
The wind today was sustained around 22. Gusts at 27 and lulls about
17. First i accidently rigged one of tension lines to the third line
strap. Needless to say the kite didn't steer and crashed after
draging me. Found my error and corrected it. The next mistake i
made was letting the strap all the way out, thinking it would give me
greater line length range. OOPS. I launched the kite and it was
fully powered. As i extended the bar i would assume there was a lot
of slack line. At arms length the kite was fully powered. Got
teabagged some and landed the kite, accidently repowered the kite,
dragged some and finally crashed the kite. Anyway. A fellow kiter
friend said 'man the straps to far extended'.
The last several times i had the strap at about half length.
Obviously it worked much better. When i relined this kite i made
about three adjustment to the tie knot location. I think i have it
close, but not sure what the optimal length is. I was talking to
someone about the lenght last week as the kite was in the air. He
pulled down the back lines and the kite flew further ovehead. I then
relengthened the front lines about 2 inches. How do i determine the
I read discussion recently about Naishes center straps being to
short. I have a trim loop adjustment strap that is about 2' long. I
was flying with the strapp about half way. This would give i guess
about a foot of play length in the bar. Is this sufficient. How
much do all of you adjust your kite for maximum depowering? At what
length does the depowering or angle on the kite not matter? Trim
loop strap length advise? I would assume you all use teh three nots
on the kite. How much will this 3" affect the depowering?
I should be able to handle that kite in 22mph right? I weigh 180
and another on the beach today about210lb was flying his ar5 9.5
kinda high but what not teabagging.
I bought Q-line 600 lb for the tension lines and Q-line 300 lb for
the brake lines. The 600 pound are stiff and don't get tangled, but
the 300 lb very easily tangled. I want to just put another set of
fat ones for the brake lines. I think it will help my twissty
twangly thing. Advice?
I just bought a 6'6" clam sandwich, but couldn't ride it today
because of my misadventures. Any opinions on that board?
Oh Hung the kite skiing story was cool. Sounds like you had a good
time. I am going to try to do some kitesnowboarding in Lake Tahoe