one more thing regarding the modified backline pigtail length, as I found this confusing in Greg´s description.
The pigtail length has to be 8 cm only! So the knot NOT 8 cm from end of the existing pigtail (what I understood at first reading), but 8 cm from the kite attachment point of the pigtail. Got this instruction from Greg directly.
dlprince69: I wish I´d have your sewing skills. Very impressing!
Thanks for that info.
The line diagrams with the dimensions make it clear what has to be done. Another line diagram for the rear line would make things clear. And a picture of the triple wrapped loop.
I can see that the reduced bridle weight will make the kite lighter, and if you can make a replacement line for the doubled over line you could save a tiny fraction more.
Wish I had brought my 17 on holiday as it would give me something useful to do in these light winds. Just made a bad guess on conditions.
I can see the philosophy that lighter means the kite will stay in the air longer and accelerate and stop faster. Thinner L/E on the C2 should make it more efficient through the air.
The new brides move the front lines further forward? which makes the sheeting less sensitive and for the same bar; the steering less sensitive too?