maxence33 wrote:My question is about the influence of lines lenght
What the differences of drive, speed, departure in small wind and etc, do you have if you add 10m of line on your 20m normal line?
A guy ( 95kg) said to me that he can ride a 14m switch blade 3 in 10 knots with a 6.0 surfboard and 30 or 35m of line.
It seems that longer line with a big kite (over 12m) give you a bigger window volume that permit to do bigger kite movement and to generate more energy.
Try do a search on the forum - this issue is one of the "FAQ" !
But to your direct question - yes, it is true you get a huge window sweep without turning the kite (especially actual for big kites), thus more speed and no "loss" - which gives more low end
If no wind for a long time in the summer, I also add 8-10m extension lines, go with a big fish or mini malibu or similar - and can go out in ridicoulous little wind...
Great to be out
But apart from being out, not very exciting (slow, dull)
But just being out and able to surf, is sometimes enough for having fun, if very low winds for a long time
Kindly, Peter Frank