Re: waterfoil stuff
- I just used a scissors and cut the forward 2-3 inches out of the
bottom skin of the kite right up to the seam where bottom and top
skins meet. I don't know about making the kite less jittery in the
air. My waterfoils used to luff terribly when the lines went slack
(gusts/lulls/overflying the edge of the window). Now they are
more stable. Other than that, flying is the same. Launching is
easier now and doesn't require preinflating. I say for land use
this is great for me; for water use it's whatever you feel best with
(my personal feeling is that the luxury of relaunchability carries a
price in safety).
I think you will like the longer lines. You'll get a longer power
stroke which will help if the wind drops off. The kite will turn a tiny
bit slower (but still super fast). However, any big mistakes will
have the potential to punish you even more with the longer lines.
--- In email@example.com, "mathomm" <mrt03@u...>
> How do you open up the leading edge? Did you actual justundo the
> stiching along the leading edge or did you cut out the materialalong
> the leading edge. Does this make the kite less gittery in the air.
> I've never had the 2.4 WF luff, but its just hard to control since it
> turns so easily. Maybe i'll try longer line 45 meters.