Re: Shorter lines for stronger wind.
- It's more the larger wind window and maybe faster reception and
There were some reel bar on the market; however, the cimplicity of the
normal bar seems to win the battle.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "russt4" <russt@a...> wrote:
> Hi Hung, I've been thinking about different length lines and reel
> bars and suchlike. Got a few questions:
> 1) I can imagine two reasons why longer lines might give more power.
> First is that the wind is typically stronger as you gain in
> altitude. Looking over various sites that give information on this,
> though, it seems that the difference in wind speed is pretty minor,
> maybe only 10% from 30m to 50m lines. Another possible reason could
> be that the increased length allows a larger amplitude sining of the
> kite before you have to turn it around. This allows more speed of
> the kite and hence more power. Any ideas on which of these reasons
> is more important? Or are there others that I'm overlooking?
> 2) Can't seem to find any manufacturers of reel bars for kitesurfing
> anymore. Does anybody know of any? Why have they all gone out of
> Cheers, and thanks for the great kitesurfschool.org site!
> --- In email@example.com, Hung Vu <hungvu2000@r...> wrote:
> > The water is very cold now and I was surpirse to see a few kiters
> out at
> > Britannia around 3:00PM today.
> > By the time I got my equipment to the beach around 4 something, the
> > picked up to pretty strong.
> > I rigged a 5.0, launched it and was overpowered, not that
> > but since I was a bit out-of-shape, I decided to drop it to use
> > lines.
> > So I rerigged the kite with 20m lines and was pretty comfortable
> > the condition (average 30 to 35 knots and gust 40 to 45 knots) and
> > until dark.
> > I suspect the drop from 25m to 20m lines more or less make my 5.0
> > like a 4.0
> > P.S., Normally I don't kitesurf after Haloween so this is an
> > for me.
> > Hung.