plummet wrote:Weird than nobody mentions the board?
The shape and flex of a board will also make a difference to the height you can get.
Wake boarding yes, kite not so much. Pop is just lingo so don't buy too much into it as a proper discription of what is going on.
I think Peter did a good job of over explaining how pop works on a kite. I'll give you my simplified description of it.
Unhook bare off wind, this lets the kite fall back into the window. You edge and the kite surges forward generating lift as it fights to get to the edge of the window. You release your edge as it is still flying forward and generating lift. This is where your pop is coming from. Its not lines, not waves or chop, or the board but the kite.
At the cable pop comes from opposite forces. http://www.wakehq.com/trick/air-tricks-on-the-cable-the-release-1
I'm being lazy with this one but they explain it very well.
The reason I say board matters more for cable is once you leave the water you have no lift. A board with more flex or more rocker will not create as much tension.