Thor SFBay wrote:So the other day I'm out kiting, the wind picks up and gusts require that I let the bar go almost all the way out. So I pull the trim line a few inches to get the bar back into a comfortable range... Some of you guys would actually go back in and pump up a smaller kite? Really? You call that being "overpowered"? Later in the same session the wind dies down a bit and I let the trim strap back out all the way and some of the lulls require sining the kite. In my opinion, I picked the perfect size kite for those conditions.
No, I leave my strap alone and keep kiting, edging more in stronger and less in weaker.
Same as we did when bars had eight inches of depower throw.
Alexey-I kite in lake wind 95% of the time (just exactly like you) and our conditions dictate that when you make a mistake going in or coming out, it happens on limestone rock, not sand or mud or grass.
Trim until your heart's content, but when you wear out a strap or a rope, buy a new one and quit your bitchin. Nobody but you knows how you can wear out a trim strap ten times faster than Dimitri and all his team riders, and all the instructors at his dealers and most of the people posting who own the strap that you and your best buddy are both wearing out in record time.
It's a mystery!