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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 3:59 pm 
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if you're using the original naishbar with original linesetup (and nothing modified)
you can squeeze a LOT more power by trimming the pigtails to full power!
the shorter the backlines, the better it should turn, but the forces increase.

a wing develops the most power right before it backstalls.

so you might trim the kite yourself by shorten
hte backlines until you reach a backstall when fully sheetet in.
this is a few cm too far then :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 6:14 pm 
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On 2002-10-29 15:54, BLOWN AWAY wrote:
What board do you use???




I use a Hannacrew Double Vision (asymetrical. I prefer riding the shorter edge, but go to the long edge in light wind.


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If you still find yourself underpowered try using a large directional board..... they work well in underpowered stuff....

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The Naish ARX 15.5 IS really slow !

But it has immense bottom end power - one of the best kites at all.

The reason for this, is the very deep profile.
In the smaller ARX sizes, the profile becomes much flatter/faster - so the 15.5 is a completely different kite than the other ARX's !

So you have a kite which flies slow, and also turns slow - but it has a lot of power, especially for cruising.
When overpowered it will become a real handful again - not very good, because of the full profile.

But for light wind it is awesome - except that you can not relaunch it very easy.

It is ONLY the 15.5 which is like this - the smaller ones are much more like "kites are today".

An ultimate light wind machine !!!


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