I think Jaros has the solution to your cleat-problem: When going out snowboarding, keep the trim line in the cleat. You might try to use the short knot on the kite control line leaders so you’ll still have the full power setting available from the cleat.
Yes, that is a solution but it don’t fix the real problem. It’s still a workaround from a less good solution. I have a 12m rise -10 and most of the time I don’t need any depower at all because we don’t have much wind where I live.
I haven’t paid so much attention to it so I have no suggestion on a solution.
As an answer to you Jaros is that the bar is changed since 2008. I have had a Rise 10m from 2008 and didn’t have this problem and not the other regarding the problem to depower. The summary is that the bar from 2010 is not as good as the bar from 2008 for snowkiting.
Thanks for your response and tips!