Re: [ksurfschool] Ryan
- In a message dated 12/24/00 6:06:34 AM Pacific Standard Time,
you are super powered and riding in the chicken loop, the front lines see
most of the load, so 300 pound lines will not work. >>
Agreed, on both points.
<< During normal conditions
the rear lines see most of the load. >>
That must depend on what you call "normal". I "normally" would prefer to
ride powered up enough that there is quite a bit less load on the back lines,
although since I SOMETIMES have the front lines slack, I still must use 600lb
Q-Powers all the way around.
<< If the font lines are adjusted with a lot of line slack, then
the kite will not perform very well and it will drag you downwind. >>
I think this is also governed by personal preference, since I frequently
extend my riding time (low wind range) by riding with the front lines slack.
As long as I'm powered up (which is a lot more likely if the front lines ARE
slack) & don't need to work the kite up & down, it works fine. I do this on
both my 7.5 & 13.5, & it makes the kite VERY unresponsive, but I've never had
it drag me downwind.