IGI wrote:What do You think about changing lines of 12m Crossbow-3 for 20 meters (instead 25m)?
Kite's speed should be higher, but what about its power and stability with standard 55cm bar?
What about high and low end?
Search the forum - this issue has been up over and over....
The short version :
The kite speed will not change one bit. Not flying speed, nor turning speed.
High end is approximately the same.
Low end (when working the kite up and down) is much better with longer lines !
But it will reach the edge of the window sooner, as the window is smaller - thus giving a more "direct" and fast reacting feel.
And this is why we dont want longer lines normally, but shorter lines.
But on cost of low end
Just go for 20 meter lines with your crossbow, if you dont need to go out in underpowered conditions and sinusing a lot.
Jumps will be approx. the same, as Bow kites can jump better than older C's - with shorter lines.
Older C's would jump lower on shorter lines. This "line length" limit has been lowered because of the AOA support you can get with bow/SLE kites
And you will get a REALLY direct kite with 20 meter lines (and the standard for many SLE kites ARE 20-22m now)
Kindly, Peter Frank