Yeah, i still think that bigger kites are better. I've definitely seen that myself.
Yeah, it was pretty impressive. This was the extra light version. The guy riding it has both the regular Pulsion 12m and extra light Pulsion 12m. Surprisingly, he said he didn't notice any difference between the two, so would recommend the regular version for better durability.
The extensions definitely help on smaller kites, but on the 18m I don't notice any difference. I've tried my 18m on lines ranging from 17m to 27m. 20m lines a slightly better than 17m lines because I can loop it no problem on the 20m lines, but I didn't notice any benefit on the 27m lines. All other racers I've talked to have said the same. I haven't really done a back to back test though, so can't say for sure. Maybe combining with a bigger non-race wing makes the difference?fogmeister wrote: yes extensions do help.........generally you dont need more than 27m lines, the powerstroke alone helps even if there are no gradients higher. We also tried the shorter lines and they really suck the life/power out of a kite, that in combination with a racewing would be a disaster. Shorter lines are great when your well into the windrange of the kite, and want to tack like a pro!
bigtone667 wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:04 amI am confused as to why you would get over powered by the longer lines once your kite is set. Is it because the kite sits back a little in the wind window due to the additional line drag?
I fly a Cloud, and the best light wind setup for me is 25 to 30m race lines in super light conditions. I only ever use the short lines (20m) with some decent wind.
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