....and it wasn’t until the other day i changed the bridle settings from both inside to both outside, with a knot in on the back lines. OMG ITS CHANGED INTO A FAST BEAST! Actually only flown it 3 sessions since the change and it turns on the spot, the power is there, it flies so much better! Have had several sessions in the past where it wasn’t quite what i expected and i knew that it would turn faster, i didn’t expect that i wouldn’t have to pull the bar in to make it turn so. One handed operation, i now have my hands in the correct place on the bar, i actually have full power of the kite and having to use the trim strap more efficiently, with the small amount of movement of the bar to trim the kite for gusts, i can use the kite more effectively, get the power where i want it for upwind operation. Outfly bigger kites, use it when smaller kites are on the water. With the smaller amount of bar movement i can ride much faster…and send it into bigger jumps, then redirect correctly with the faster turning! Actually haven’t flown anything better, even in the past!
Have had 3 consecutive days on it now (2 evenings and a day) and i have sores from wetsuit/harness/salt water! I did lose weight from the start of the year so my session harness was swapped for a mystic one (i know, i had to get a new one, and they didn’t have any OR at the shop!)
Definitely OR for the future!
I normally ride where the wind is in the UK, but am on holiday in France so have been sessioning in Almanarre. Only a few more days left. Tuesday looks like a good session (a bit more predicted than today-force4, and i didnt have any strap in today so hoping for a really powered session!)
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