Even with the latest race boards which are really impressive when going upwind ?Rabidric wrote: ...
2.for fins/kiteboards , the resolved lateral l/d of the fins+board is LOWER than that of the kite. therefore gains in kite efficiency deliver relatively marginal benefits beyond a certain point and it is more appropriate to focus on kite performance factors that allow improvements in the use of the board+fins. i.e. steady consistent loads delivered, and ease of handling allowing the rider to focus on the RIDING.
Since your are an experienced rider, I'm surprised that you make this kind of comparison without proposing THE buggyist solution as old as kite-buggying itself (25+ years ) that would allow to apply 90% of the kite pull at kiteracer hips level.Raphael wrote: The problem is that using handles is sijmilar to riding unhooked, so it would require tremendous skill even to maintain balance on a board because the rider's upper body would be constantly pulled over the board.
The Prodigy Spreader Bar is fully articulated in both the up and down as well as left-to-right axis and spins as well, so you can untwist the lines after a kiteloop, downturn, or upwind jibe. It also feature a plastic tab that helps keep the strop engaged in the pulley when spinning it around.
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