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Chrono V2 trim

Postby Huib » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:11 pm

I have a Chrono V2 15 meters and I find it to much in the range of my Edge 13.
Is it possible to trim the Chrono for better light wind sessions?

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby foilholio » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:58 pm

If you wanted to keep using the 13 you probably should have got an 18.

You could try moving the knot connecting Z a few cm at a time down. Effect will shorten Z. Will improve lift but may worsen Lift to drag(upwind) and will make the kite less stable wanting to fly more forward and collapse.

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby flaps1111 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:17 pm

I don't know but perhaps you get more range using a hydrofoil and not using others kind of boards. Interesting anyway.

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby foilholio » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:19 am

Larger more efficient(flatter) board will better contrast the efficiency of your foil over your LEI. I read bigger wings on hydrofoils are better for low end too. You could also add 10+m line extensions. Try join two sets of lines together or add one folded in half to try it out.

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby TheRussian » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:26 pm

foilholio wrote:You could also add 10+m line extensions. Try join two sets of lines together or add one folded in half to try it out.
+1 but increased line lengths work equally well on Edges - a 10m Edge with 29m lines gets me going on a foilboard in v low winds - and I can foil with my 13 or 17 when the water is almost glassy - just have to be very careful on transitions, as once you lose the apparent wind they Hindenburg faster than Rolf Harris' popularity.

Still tempted with a 15m Chrono for hangtime

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby fogmeister » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:09 pm

6m extensions
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yup extensions work :D ........i know you aleady seen it huib......for the rest
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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby foilholio » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:12 pm

Wow that is light 3knots? It looks like all of the ripples are from your wake lol! How long are your lines?

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby fogmeister » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:28 pm

it was 1-2 knots at the beach.....lines were 27m......figured wind was 6-8kts up there........as it was doming........but thats how you get it!!!

i rode for 2 hours that day and had many jump transitions from 10-19 feet (woo).......basically jump with downloop....otherwise might get in trouble.

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby Huib » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:35 am

Already amazing for me that you get the Sonic up from the beach in only 1-2 knots!
You are really the light wind specialist!

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Re: Chrono V2 trim

Postby TheRussian » Tue May 24, 2016 2:15 pm

Apologies for a thread hijack - but it is Chrono V2 trim related - before venturing out in light wind with my 15m, I was hoping for feedback on the use of the chicken loop depower/brake line on launching, general riding & landing.

I understand that to launch the best/preferred option is directly downwind, pulling the front lines and when the kite starts to rise, keep the bar pulled right in to stall the kite - then as the air pressure builds to a sufficient amount, sheet out/push the bar away slowly/gradually to fly the kite.

Does the depower then work in a similar way to an LEI, just that sheeting in completely stalls the kite more effectively?

Then for landing, having watched the video on the Ozone site, you pull the brake line hard behind your back, the kite then lands then secure the kite with the brake line still pulled?

Some advice would be appreciated!


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