I just got 2007 rises 12m and 8m. They dont have bridle mods on but i've thinking to put them. Is it worth and will it make kites better? I have read that after the mod bar pressure dissapears and that is something i want. Is it close to RRD HyperType's bar pressure which i allready own.
without a doubt either buy or do the mod yourself.. it makes it a completely different beast. depower improves, bar pressure halves and it becomes snappier on the turns like a c kite
i always have it on the fast turning setting and i find that when not so powered the furthest back front line setting is best and then when you get out of the backstall zone putting it on the forward settings makes it power more in the turns and loops become lots more powerful than on the other setting where it whips round semi stalling on the way out.... its good cos you can learn to loop on one setting then move it to take it up a notch
i find the low end is better with the mod , mainly due to it being a lot easier to work the kite without your arms coming off! but it does feel 'nicer' (very vauge) at the lower end.
top end is better too as it becomes more like a 'classic' SLE in that with the bar out it offers enough depower for most wind strengths, i only trim in when i get to 20+ kts or so and can take it nearly up to 30. 25 is the top of the sensible range above that it becomes more hanging on.. but still doable. i get by with my 10 as the smallest kite, and my other kite (15 type 7) barely comes out as the bottom end is only about 2kts different. so with the mod and all the 10 is as close to a sensible 'one kite quiver' as youre going to get. it pulls like a 12/13 at the bottom end