Re: Adding power booster to Naish Aero
- Thanx Guys, I was really wondering if it would make the kite feel
lighter. I am also keen to set up a spinning leash system which
would mean I cant use the usual technique of swimming after
the kite to flip it, so I thought a bridle might be useful here. I think
I'll take your advice re the bridle and I'll try the shackle with the
technique of pulling in a metre or two of front line to flip the kite. I
agree the aero is not difficult to flip normally.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "fernmanus" <fernmanus@y...> wrote:
> I agree with Callum. I would not add a power booster to a 12 M
> kite. You will just end up spending a lot of time detangling the
> bridle lines. I only recommend them on the big kites.
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "callum_downie"
> > A couple fo things...
> > The power booster bridal DOES NOT make the kite turn
> > it lighter to turn, but the kite actually doesn't turn faster.
> > The PRESURE you need to exert on the bar is halved BUT
> > you need to turn the bar is DOUBLED.
> > As far as relaunching goes the 12 aero sould relaunch very
> > your having trouble, you need to work on your technique...
> > The struts the bridal should attach to is the medium struts,
> > center one or the small end ones...
> > I see know advantage to power boosting a 12 aero, but if ya
> > play then go ahead...
> > Callum
> > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "glennfbartlett" <glennbartlett@c...>
> > > Hi, Ive been thinking about adding a power booster to my
> > > Aero 12. I have a kit for an ARX 13.5. The pulley system for
> > > lines will work I'm pretty sure because its really only a 2:1
> > > reduction system, so this seems OK because it will halve
> > > pull needed on the bar to trim. However the Aero doesnt
> > > attachment point on the rear of the centre strut. It does have
> > > attachment points on the midway struts. Would it work if I
> > > attached the 3rd line to the midway strut? I would have to
> > > the length of the line of course.
> > > Has anyone tried this?
> > > Also does the 2:1 reduction mean that only half as much
> > > sheeting out can be achieved?
> > > I want to improve the relaunching ability but also speed up
> > > turning ability. How much tension should the 3rd line have
> > > optimised?
> > > TIA
> > > Glenn