Hi fo, yeah I know, have a lot of Abs, X2s and Supertyypes around here. the RRD beats the pants off the lot of em btw, turns like it son a spindle. Even when it's diving for the drink, just pull on one side of the bar and it spins round, brilliant.
Only thing is though that the 19m RRD need more wind than my 16 Fuel to get goin
16m X2 seems to do ok at the bottom end surprisingly enough.
Actually i think I might of thought it out, could you here the gears turnin?
OK, here goes.
With a backline flyer when all the lines are taught with the kite at zenith the tips flare out as the kite oversheets slightly. However, when you pull the bar one way, even if it's still zero depower/full power as above you are shortening one line, (therefore making it flare/turn towards the side you're pulling), and lengthening the other depowering this line as the bar goes up past the position it was when the kite was at zenith, therefore the outer tip that has to fly further around the tip you're pulling on isn't flared because it's just flying on the front line.
Therefore having it slightly oversheeted at zenith is ok, because the tip that has to turn won't be oversheeted when you pull down on the oposite side of the bar.
How does that sound?
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