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Frank Rosin
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Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Postby Frank Rosin » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:58 pm

borist wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:22 am
HL 12m on 10m lines? Hmmm you've got me thinking. Currently I'm using 14 or 15m lines on 60cm bar. Quite an improvement compared to 20m. However 10m is intriguing. Do you get enough power boost in a downloop with them in lower end?

The 10m lines were actually on a 45cm bar. Worked fine.
While normally I would use a 55cm bar on the 12m HL.
14m has been my most used line lengths the past year, on all kites from 5m up to 19m R1.
Now using more different lengths on different kites or in different conditions. Currently got bars with 10m, 12m, 14m and 18m lines.

Back to your question: It wasn't actually the lowend of the 12, as described, so no loops were needed to get going.
If a loop would be needed, no it would not be suitable! Apart from lack of generated power it is also a problem of available space to loop the kite while not riding.
In that case I would go for 14m or better 18m lines really.

By no means using 10m is what I suggest here, it is just a report from my experimentations. If you would like to do the same, go for it, but you need to find out what works for you and what doesn't.
Line length is a very personal thing really (especially when it come to going quite short of course).

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Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Postby Frank Rosin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:55 pm

borist wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:22 am
HL 12m on 10m lines? Hmmm you've got me thinking. Currently I'm using 14 or 15m lines on 60cm bar. Quite an improvement compared to 20m. However 10m is intriguing. Do you get enough power boost in a downloop with them in lower end?

Here a clip with the 9m HL on those 10m lines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tuvY7 ... ohw03c010c

The bar is 50cm by the way, not 45cm as stated before.

I just built a 7m bar to try with the 5m HL today or tomorrow.
Will be interesting.

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Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:58 pm

You need a big race foilkite Peter :)

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Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:40 pm

Frank Rosin wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:55 pm
Here a clip with the 9m HL on those 10m lines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tuvY7 ... ohw03c010c
Really Nice skills Franck !
One question : are you sure about the frame rate of this video ? it seems a bit accelerated don't you feel ?

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Re: What is your HF kite quiver?

Postby Frank Rosin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:09 pm

As far as I can tell that is real life speed.

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