Re:7m AR3.5 4line
> I converted my AR3.5 to a 4-line setup last weekend. I took it out yesterdayYes - 'tight is right'.
> for the first time, but there wasn't really enough wind. (12-15knots). I
> don't know how much slack I should have on the lines though.
> Currently, when the chicken loop is not being used, ie. when I have the
> original loop on the harnass, the leading-edge (LE) lines appear to have way
> too much slack. The kite pulls heavily on the trailing edge (TE) lines.
> However, when I hook in the chicken loop, and let the back lines out, they
> look like they've got too much slack. There wasn't enough wind to really test
> the issue, but it appeared that the bar would have to be pulled close in to me
> all the time due to the slack on the trailing edge lines.
> The AR5's on the beack don't appear to have very much slack between LE and TE
> lines at all.
> Is there a general rule of thumb with this?
You should have even tension with the kite in it's 'default position' and
then sheet in from there when your overpowered.