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Ideal line length

Postby nismo98 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:56 pm

Yesterday I built a bar for foiling that has 26m lines. Untill now I have only used 22m lines for foiling and I have 7m extensions. On the light days would I be better to use the 22m with extensions, the 26 as is or the 26 with extensions?

The 2 kites I will be using them with are my 14m prodigy and my 11.5 kahoona ( I know they are not ideal for foiling but I'm broke). Also maybe my 8m ts on those medium days where loops are needed just use the 26 +7. I'm also pretty new to foiling but i really like the 14 in 8-10 Knotts and don't feel too overpowered like most say it would. Any advice would be great as it would save me more trial and error.

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Re: Ideal line length

Postby Pedro Marcos » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm

With LEI kites to kite underpowered i like 27m lines as general and 32m for lightwinds.

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Re: Ideal line length

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:25 pm

Agree with Pedro, so use your new 26 m lineset for allround, all conditions not hugely powered, and then add around 5 meter extensions when really light :thumb:

If you dont wanna spoil your 7 m extension you can also use these of course, on your 26 m; it will begin to feel sluggish somehow when too long, but it will work great in really light winds yes.

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Re: Ideal line length

Postby revhed » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Sluggish kite needs longer bar for more line throw!
Out again today on 53 m, 14m2 kite was great in about 7 knots average.
Semi stormy weather so great to have line length in case of extended lulls.
Almost thought was not enough on beach but a little cold and damp so dense air.
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Re: Ideal line length

Postby Ramkiter » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:47 pm

Is that really 53m line length or just a typo?
revhed wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Sluggish kite needs longer bar for more line throw!
Out again today on 53 m, 14m2 kite was great in about 7 knots average.
Semi stormy weather so great to have line length in case of extended lulls.
Almost thought was not enough on beach but a little cold and damp so dense air.
R H


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