FarQueLot wrote:When you carve hard to pop off the water, this causes the kite to travel to the edge of the window, because the kite sits deeper in the window it has further to go so a longer power stroke to load the lines, therefore you get more aggressive pop.
Far, I always thought that with a C kite here's what happens:
You tension the lines, pop out of the water, then the kite yanks you hard downwind. The kite never goes to the edge of the wind window, it stays powered hard deep in the wind window. But because the kite yanks you downwind, you get some slack from the kite because you are headed towards the kite.
Then with a bow kite what happens is this:
You gain a lot of speed, but can't tension the lines that much, because the kite stays at the edge of the wind window. Then when you pop you convert this speed to upward motion but there is not as much yank downwind, and because of this, the kite keeps pulling you with a constant tension the entire time.
But I don't look at the kite that often so I could be wrong maybe a C kite does go to the edge of the window when you pop.[/quote]
The Cs /at least those I have and tested/, when loaded properly fly to the edge of wind window.Most bows and hybrids are siting deeper in the window and some are producing great pop.Cs may sit as deep as bow and vice versa, but bow does not moving to the edge wich means less or no slack.