Clew In wrote:
I did watch a guy launch the IDS Crossbow with one side of the lines crossed and it did not do anything funny. He just steered it down and switched the lines. He did not need to flag the kite.
Bridle breaks in flight?
Flag out and I would think it will flag out just like the Cabrinas do on the left front line.
I think that this would need to be tested. Consider that the older kites have a system whereby the bar can travel all the way to the kite on the reride safety line. I would ask the question: "How far will the bar slide on the new IDS
"life-line", and will the distance be sufficient to allow all the other lines to go slack, so that the kite will stay "flagged-out" on the single unbroken front line?"
This is a question that needs to be answered, not just for the new Cabrinha control system but for all the kites which use this "EVO-Bandit-IDS
" style 2 line safety system. I hope that this new style "safety system", (or maybe it will just turn out to be a "convenience system"), will be around long enough to have these safety related questions answered, by independent testing. I hope that a 4 line system with the safety of a 5 line system really does evolve out of this 2 line safety system concept. That would be the "best of both worlds".