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kites suited to short lines & pulley bars

Postby CORTION » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:22 am

anyone had experience with the up and coming craze of short lines? when i say short i mean around 15m. also pulley bars on these shorties?
mainly for wave riding.
From what i figure and also from reading the low to mid aspect ratio kites are the go as highs would be too twitchy.
anyone ridden the liquid force spectrums on short lines?
what about yargas or grunts?
or others?

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Postby stonezone » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:36 am

I have ridden the LF kites a lot (10 and 12m) on 20m lines, and they work great. I am looking forward to getting the 10 in some waves on the 20s. Havent tried anything shorter, but the LF kites work great at 20m.

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Postby SteveM » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:02 am

For waveriding I used to use 15m lines with an X2 8m, as the kite had a tendency to fall backwards when riding down the line with longer lines.

I now use a Boxer 9m with 20m lines and it rides better than the X2 8m with 15m lines. The advantage of 20m lines is that the jumps are still good and relatively easy to land. Will use the 15m lines in winds over 30 knots though.

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