I ve been out with my X2 20 4 times, I like how fast it is for its size but found difficult to jump high with it. Timming is different and at best I made floty long jumps but not high.
Any advise? Where do you start the upstroke, higher or lower? What is best, boardspeed or upwind angle?
I have a 20m AERO which is even slower than the 20m X2..... I don't move the kite at all... I just wait until I've got heaps of verticial pull from the kite and pop my board.. with out moving the kite...
Murdoc is right - you can't pop as high with the biggest kites, even when fully powered.
There is one thing more you can do though - that can help a lot, and increases the "pop":
Use short lines !
With really short lines on the monster kites, you get the pop and feeling back - like you are used to on your smaller kites.
Only problem is, that you cut your low end performance totally away !
You need really long lines to sinus in too light wind with the big ones - but then you loses your pop.
When I had monster kite sizes - I had two different line length setups, so I could choose according to the wind on a particular day.
About 24 meter and 34 meter total bar-kite length, I think.
Generally, you get lower jumps - but huge hangtime, with monster kites, as said ealier.
This can be quite amazing - you can do double and triple spins without getting very high - you will just "hang around" very low over the water !
Kindly - Peter Frank
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