kite252 wrote:Seat harness for her will make a huge difference just having the hook lower on her body. I also found some spreader bar hooks are larger than others, for example dakine has a big hook, where Mystic or NP has a smaller on which will in effect bring everything closer as well. Cabrinha makes a women's bar with a smaller loop and extenders on the trim straps that make them easier to reach that helps too, it can be flown on any 4 line kite, but I guess doesn't help much with a 5 line rebel...
I prefet this solution as moving the cleat gives you less travel but more trimline space. So if she ends up with the bar against the cleat, you need to depower . But the stroke has still been shortened. Wat can be done is to use a tiny shackle, attache it tio a rope with a ball at one end, slide it through plastic tubing and attach your shacke to the existing velcro loop... Of course the best would be to attach a piece of rope in tubing to your existing depower rope and put the velcro loop at the end of this. The tubing is there foe rigidity si it is easy to grab and does not dangle too much.
The only way possible for shorter throw to achieve the same amount of kite depower as full length throw (without using the actual depower) is....
- Use a 2:1 bar
There are a few ways to get the bar closer to the rider, but throw remains the same....
- Smaller Chicken Loop
- Seat harness
- some brands have a shorter quick release than others
I read a while back that the strutless Cloud has what some called "on/off power" because so much depower came from minimal throw. Some riders said they just had to get used to moving the bar less, then they like it. When I hear that, I thought it would really appeal to riders with a shorter reach.
Never seen or ridden.
Rorke wrote:I read a while back that the strutless Cloud has what some called "on/off power" because so much depower came from minimal throw. Some riders said they just had to get used to moving the bar less, then they like it. When I hear that, I thought it would really appeal to riders with a shorter reach.
Never seen or ridden.
I own 7m cloud c2 and can confirm that from sweet spot it is short throw for depower/oversheet, but you need your throw to handle gusts/lulls anyway.
I'm waiting for what Greg Drexler (Designer of Clouds/Paipo) is coming with as bar system, you can check limited information available on this page: http://boardridingmaui.com/connection-system.html