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  • Pierce Nichols
    ... No; the fact that you can reduce the power of the kite means that you can carry a larger kite without being overpowered. While a four line kite is no more
    Message 1 of 207 , Dec 1, 1998
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      On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, [iso-8859-1] Rapha´┐Żl wrote:

      > However, compared to the two line configuration, there is some obvious
      > drawbacks to take in consideration:
      > 1 - As you cannot increase the power of the kite (you can only decrease it
      > using the rear bridle as a break) you always have to get out on the water
      > overpowered - which can be more dangerous.

      No; the fact that you can reduce the power of the kite means that
      you can carry a larger kite without being overpowered. While a four line
      kite is no more powerful than a two-liner of the same size and design, the
      controllability means you can carry that area into higher winds.

      > 2 - Do not get tangle in the lines, with four of them it becomes rather
      > tricky particularly in the water.

      Oh yeah.

      > 3 - The two additional lines represent a non negligible drag and weight that
      > added to the existing weight of the Wipika translate in difficulties in
      > light winds and in water starting - a lighter kite will eventually help.

      A lighter kite *always* helps :).

      > 4 - The length of the line being shortened greatly, you are using lower
      > winds thus more turbulent and less reliable.

      Only if you choose to use short lines.

      -p

      "There are four boxes that are used in the defense of liberty.
      Soap, Ballot, Jury, and Ammo. Use in that order."

      -Anon

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    • roberto
      hi, i m from south italy, Bari...is there any kitesurfer? i hope yes
      Message 207 of 207 , Mar 30, 2000
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        hi,
        i'm from south italy, Bari...is there any kitesurfer?
        i hope yes
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