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Re: [ksurf] Mastair - depowering

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  • Jo Macdonald
    Hi Guy, Like mARC said it s not an easy kite at first and you really should get used to in in less wind, if it s nervous and too powerfull. Make sure the brake
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 1, 2002
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      Hi Guy,
      Like mARC said it's not an easy kite at first and you really should
      get used to in in less wind, if it's nervous and too powerfull. Make
      sure the brake lines are the same length and haven't ridden up the
      leaders, this can ruin the trim. I also found that putting another
      knot lower in the depower and trying different trims worked.
      The kite will have less power but be more stable except at zenith
      where it'll tend to overfly as Mark said if you're using too much
      depower or have shortened the depower too much even with the bar at
      full power.
      Mark where the knot is now so you can go back to the original
      setting the make another knot about 3cm lower, which will also
      shorten the top knot by about 4 cm as some rope is used in the
      second knot. Try each knot in lighter wind to see which is best, the
      rope is thick and you can move them always, remember that the kite
      will fly further towards the edge of the window in light wind and
      further back in stronger stuff with the same trim.
      If you use the search function for "Mastair" there's loads of old
      stuff on the forum.
      Have fun and let us know how you get on.
      Jo
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