I've seen old posts from Peter Frank about putting a fixed harness line on but I am not keen on that idea.
What I'd like is
- * ability to depower completely in order to self-start by tying the kite to a post/sandbag. (I have some ideas about spots where I can do a solo water launch/land.)
* ability to set a bar stopper for riding in steady winds
What i can see is that when the bar is released the bar slides 150cm form the chicken loop. (Does it really need to be that long to depower completely? )
I figure that if I have the front lines attached 75cm from the bar, and a fixed leash to that point then the bar will be 150cm from the leash attachment when the chicken loop/bar is released. Then I can have 40cm sheeting range on the depower + 35cm left for some depower unit above the lines (unless I cleat at the bar end). I noticed that when the bar is sheeted all the way in and the depower strap is out then the rears are 10cm longer than the mains, so I need to keep that as a reference.
What do you think of that idea? Any alternative suggestions for nova '06 bar setups? I'm not planning to buy any expensive nova bar upgrades.