viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2392205 Pulley lines have shrunk causing a loss of depower. Measure out AB depower point , it needs to be 25cm(standard)or maybe more to account for upper B bridle shrink, 26-27 is a good guess, too long and you'll get front collapses more easy when fully depowered.The Captain wrote: Sitting deep, pulling like a truck
This creates a higher camber which is WORSE for upwind, but gives the kite more lift or pull. It will however improve the depower limiting by your shrunk pulley lines. You need a slight reflex or negative camber for best upwind, so shorten B and C. You could set to b-1 c-2 etc but that would limit the depower even more. Either compensate for adjusting B less with more adjustment in a ZMOD( you read the first link right?), or after you have set the mixer to correct for shrunken pulley lines with a ZMOD move the C pulley line down to the ELC to effectively lengthen Z. Alternately you could move the ZMOD knot or make another knot, but I doubt you'll have room. Doing this all will also alter the trim of your kite to be more powered so you need to pull the trimmer or shorten the front leader. It does this because one making a knot in the rear main shortens it but 2 if you move the pulley attachment down it powers more or up depowers more, both for the same line trim.The Captain wrote:I am now running B +1cm, C +2cm
I go up to the end of the pig tails, as they' can be different lengths. But after skimming through one of your posts about lengthening Z, I wondered if going up to the end of the A-/Z-mains might be a good idea...foilholio wrote:Long line tune? is that a long mixer test?
The snapped one was 4 cm too long? how do you measure a snapped line exactly the fibers elongate.
No. Best upwind needs high L/D ratio and enough pull to counter the drag of the kiter. If kite has negative camber and low AoA these values become very low, even 0. Then kite doesn't pull at all. At higher AoA negative camber is not as effective as cambered one.foilholio wrote:You need a slight reflex or negative camber for best upwind
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