Re: line length for Hfoiling in >15 knots
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:50 pm
edt wrote: ↑Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:31 pmYeah for sure you have more space in the air before the kite touches the water so it helps with longe rlines, but the original post was asking about more than 15 knots so I don't think there's any problem riding short lines when it's that windy. Above 15 knots I switch to 20 meter lines. Below 10 knots I go to 30 meter lines. I have several control bars set up with different line len gths so when I want to switch line lengths it's easy for me just swap in a new control bar.
Precisely, when +15 knots keeping the kite up is never a problem.
You will have way more difficulties in light wind, as you will almost for sure ride too fast downwind - too wide an arc when carving, thus the kite goes down.
This is not the same problem in more wind, so here you should not choose linelength because of that.
But in lighter winds, definitely way easier and more room for error with longer lines without getting it in the drink, yes