BWD wrote:Sure you could adjust lengths at the bar and still have OS rings, just make the part below the OS the adjustable part.... Haven't done it yet but thinking of doing this to my ozone bar that has adjustability but no OS.
Naturally if you mod a bar, you want to make sure the kite/bridle in question reacts well to it before emergency use.
CaptainArgh wrote: I think folks who came to the sport after C kites probably don't even know what they are.
OS handles are needed if your bar has a mini-5th line. If the wind picks up quickly and you need to self land, you need a way to be sure you're not going to get lofted on land.
If you have a full fifth line though, I don't think you need it.
I don't think the single rear line is any better than the single fifth line.
What's the benefit of an OS handle over a fifth line?They both would get tangled just as quickly from a kite looping multiple times.
davesails7 wrote: I'd trust the OS handle on the rear line much more than the line through the bar to the single front line.
BWD wrote:...Too many loops = best to ditch it all.
Most modern kites have two levels of depower (1 push out the bar. 2 release to leash) before you have to fully release everything.
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