Yikes...unless you are a professional wing/sail designer, I wouldn't
mess with it. Even then, I still wouldn't mess with it, since the
kites are designed to operate "as one", with geometry designed
holistically. I think that cutting away bits and pieces will probably
detract more than add benefits. You may be in for a negative
surprise, which by then will be irreversible.
Plus, it would be very difficult to re-sell a kite modified to that
--- In email@example.com, "Trent Corbett" <kitesurf@g...> wrote:
> > AR 5 might be a little tricky for a complete beginner to quickly
> > up to speed through the learning process. ...
> > On the other hand, the 3.5 is very good for learning.
> Okay, so how hard would it be to get a larger aspect ratio kite
> like a Naish 3.5 (or a wipika classic) , chop the trailing edge
> - converting it to a higer aspect, and then convert it to 4 lines?
> Trent Corbett
> Melbourne, Australia