Here is my most recent adjustments to the dynamic bridle mod :
In the centre of the kite, from LE attachment point 1, a 156.5 cm line that connects to the ‘G’ line ( 124 cm ) coming from the second LE attachment points I used to have my ‘E’ line here, but found when I went to single front line leash, instead of flagging the kite out evenly, all the load was on just two LE attachment point ( #1 & #4 - too far apart ! ). Making this change spreads the load more evenly when the kite is released to single front-line leash.
The second mod I’ve made, after some PM discussions with Wisha, is a line from the pulley attachment point to the outboard side of the lower ~ 6 m V-line. This addition moves the pull from the front line bridles just a little bit back, putting more of the kites pull on the front lines and reduces rear line loads, reducing the pull on the bar when sheeted in. With this mod, the bar is much lighter; although it does reduce the amount the kite will de-power, only slightly I found.
I have my ‘C’ bridle line ( 78 cm ) coming from LE point #4 connected to a 63 cm line from the pulley point. Note that I made this line with lots of adjustment knots, started with it long, and adjusted it shorter about an inch at a time, until I found the sweet spot of low bar pressure, but still lots of de-power. If you go too far, the kite will be locked into a powered postion all on the front lines, no de-power if you sheet out, so be careful with this line if you try one - test it in lighter winds with lots of downwind margin!
General comments - after another long session with it, I think this is about as good as it gets for a good balance of low bar loads, de-power, and turning. There was a factory-bridled 12m One out at the same time, useful for comparing the two kites’ turning radii with the bars fully cranked to one side. IMO, the direct rear line doesn’t make the kite turn a whole lot tighter ( smaller radius ) than the factory bridle, but it does eliminate the 1/2 second lag between cranking the bar over and the kite turning. The flatness of the kite across its wingspan doesn’t give it the wingtips of a C or hybrid kite that make those kites turn so fast. But as Wisha pointed out, that flatness does give the kite incredible lift, for tons of upwind ability and float in jumps.
What’s next for me - probably this same mod on my 9m One, making the V’s smaller of course.
After that, maybe I’ll try a bar with pulleys on the tips or steering lines like Naish have on their 2:1 SLE bar to have another go at more turning speed. Now that the rear line loads are reduced, doubling them at the bar may be tolerable.