I ride short lines on little kite any time I can. I love the quickness. It's all about practice, if you felt like in just a half hour you had it dialed imagine how sweet it will be after a few more sessions....Some folks use the small bar setting on the north bar, I just leave the bar on the longer setting and give it less input with my hands centered..mogthedog wrote:I have never used 19M lines before and 1st used it with my 2012 5M North Neo, all I can say is that the kite was so ridiculously fast that it took me a good half an hour to get dialed into it. before I could carve round on my surfboard the kite would already be at the other end of the wind window.
My question is: does anyone else use a 5M kite on such short lines, or should I use longer lines with such a small kite to slow the kite down a bit.
Kites do not get power from line length! The power is the same from 5m to 50m lines. The difference is your power stroke and apparent wind that can be generated. A kite is a foil and generates lift from air moving over it which is where you get the power from. Lines only create drag the shorter the line the less drag the longer the line more drag. Increased drag on your lines will feel like you have more power and increase the time it takes for the kite to fly the edge of the window. On top of that a small kite is all ways going to move faster from the increased wind speed all so.mogthedog wrote:Cheers for the replys guys, I think the problem was that it was the 1st time I had flown 19M lines and to do it with a 5M kite took me by surprise,
I have only ridden 24M and 32M lines before with kites upto 18M.
Will Certainly persist with the short lines Billy B, cheers for the advice..
Another question, do you find a lack of power when riding short lines as opposed to longer lines? what are your thoughts..?
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