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Re: [ksurf] Re: 4-line bar - REALLY long lines

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  • Dave Raue
    From: Steve Bateman ... so ... 4 ... Well, we have to agree to disagree. I ve never been able to find any great advantage, nor felt
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 4 6:50 PM
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      From: "Steve Bateman" <geokite@...>

      > Dave Raue wrote:
      > >
      > > With 200 feet you're going to either get so much
      > > drag that the brakes are always on OR your brake lines will need to be
      so
      > > slack that they won't work anyway. So it's NOT worth it, at least with
      4
      > > lines.
      >
      > I disagree. I fly my XXXL on 170 foot of line, 4 line mode. Works
      > fine.
      > I got plenty of slack in the brakes, and I can work the brakes just
      > fine.
      >
      > Long lines give you plenty of room for error, and since I fly kites
      > that aren't water relaunchable, that's important for me. Long lines
      > do make jumps harder, especially in low wind range for the kite.

      Well, we have to agree to disagree. I've never been able to find any great
      advantage, nor felt the need for that much room for error. So, different
      strokes...

      Dave
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