Sckland got the point I was making and said it clearly down and dirty. Thanks for that.but suferA there is a great variance in riding positions during certain maneuvers (load and pop e.g. where its critical to have the bar very close to the body to maximize power) and different folks require different size loops to be able to get it in the right spot given differences in arm lengths.
adjustable loops are just as critical (if not more so than board lengths)
so manufacturers listen up!!
You are missing the point my friend. There is no need to argue your point as I am not in disagreement with the merits of biomechanics and that there are more efficient ways to do almost anything. That is not the point I am making. The point is that you could not possibly know how I ride, what my style is, what size I am, what maneuvers I do, what injuries I have, as well as a million other variables; so to assume that you somehow know I am riding in the "Wrong" position because I want the ability to bring the bar in close to my body is just plain ignorant of all those variables. I want kite manufacturers to realize that there is a need to bring the bar in tight to the body for a lot of people, so please offer that level of adjustability when designing quick releases.Sorry I totally disagree, and now im only saying what i think, but i know what im saying cause this is what i live for and from. And cause i studied biomechanics in university and is my proffesion.
Yes, there is a "wrong position" of riding. The problem is that this is a young sport and there is nothing scientific writen yet about this issues.
Dont u think there is a wrong "golf swing" position, or "skiing position"?
This is the same. There is a position, were u can maximize control, efortless. This is studied by ergonomics and biomechanics.
A position with the bar too close to the body is "wrong" cause it changes all the effectivenes of muscular structure or a right stance.(no pain in the back, neck etc)
Example, if you pull your bar close to the hips your back is doing some force to keep the bar close, so u are changing the point where the forces balance on your back spine, this also means your legs are forced to be more stiff and straight.
(if u ride with the bar close and bending legs. it will look really uncool and i am shure thats not the right way.)
There is a "right position technique of riding".
The difference between riders reside on style, the technique is the same for every kiter, the style is the personal interpretation of technique.
Its like caligraphy, each of us have ours but the words and letters are the same.
Thanks Toby, yet another reason to offer a short loop for quick releases.I also need the bar come as close as possible to the body for maximum power (old school, hooked in). This way I have a long depower line, so I can ride in stronger winds with bigger kites. If the c-loop is too long, it takes away depower from me.
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