Besides the knot(when bridles are removed) it's a matter of learning.
Especially the 11.8. Since I mastered the depower, I want nothing else. I had a Rhino16 first which has no depower, but switched to the AB2002 a.o because of the depower.
I ride now with the PU tube removed and no knot and I love this way of kiting even more.
Perhaps you just need to adjust the lines.
I set mine in such a way that when I fully sheet in, I still do not OVERsheet the kite. (the outer end of the kite will clearly change)
There's also a way of flying an AB in light winds. In a way that when you steer the kite up, you also depower it so it flies faster. When you steer the kite down, you also power the kite. This way you get very powerful strokes
(dutch link: http://www.wipika.nl/antwoord/weinigwind.html
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Sake on 2002-11-13 23:17 ]</font>