Ace: Re: Jumping with a 9+
- I always flew in 2 line mode (my kites was not reinforced for D&S
anyway) - minimum line resistance.
And as I said - using a long 90 cm bar (taken from an old broken
carbon windsurf boom - it's extremely light....)
I used 30 meter lines when powered - but in really light wind, I had
a special 40 meter lineset (which also was slightly thinner/weaker -
but this meant less drag also...)
And you are right - the wind ranges given in ads are always somewhat
BUT - I've been able to go out with the 9.4 and 40 meter lines, and
not lose height (nor gain) in 6-7 knots only !!! On a big floaty
board (240 cm), with a huge fin (I'm 72 kg).
When you have a lot of forward speed, and longer lines so you don't
have to turn all the time - you gain a lot of power with the
Mosquitos - more than with inflatables.
If I had the D&S I would fly 3 line, I guess.
I don't think you should remove your brake lines, if you like these -
just use them gently - not braking too much.
Because it gives a lot of handling advantages when landing or
preventing luffing, and you can definitively turn the kite a lot
faster also, eventhough it slows down a bit.
Peter Frank, DK.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., ace@p... wrote:
> Thanks for the tips. I'm using the windtools 4 line bar with the
> rubber joints so maybe the brakes are part of my problem. I'm
> to know if you fly your kite 2 or 3 line and how long your lines
> When I used the original bar it seemed to turn way too slow for the
> supposed minimum of force 1. On advice from Dave I'm using the new
> bar and it works so much better but the wind minimum given in the
> seems ridiculous.