GCKiter wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:27 am
thanks for the input, it’s a 2017 and has about 8 sessions on it. It flys fine with the exception about the wing tips stalling and collapsing when I jibe.
What about the gybe makes the tips collapse? Does it happen when the kite is looping out of the gybe and travelling across the wind window? Or does it happen before you initiate the kiteloop at the top when you're about to carve under the kite and start the loop?
Either way, tip curls are a byproduct of some kind of stall over the wingtip - there's a delicate balance between getting just enough curl to make the kite turn quickly and removing the tip curl so the kite won't be able to handle with normal bar throw.
I'd check out this thread: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2399006
My intuition tells me that your problem is either too tight of Z, bar slightly out of tune, or your C pulley line may be a bit shrunken and need to be extended. You might try playing around with different trimmer settings for the gybe, I find that my kite flies well with the trimmer all the way off downwind, but for steering it through a gybe it needs a bit of trimmer on so that it can breathe through the loop because I tend to oversheet my bar out of habit when gybeing.
Edit: I also know 2 guys that are team riders for F-One, and both told me they had to do a little bridle mod like Surfer described above when they got their Diablo V2's. I was told that it was corrected for the production versions, that theirs were the early runs they send to team guys, but if you bought it used then it's worth either asking if this was necessary for your serial number or asking the previous owner if they know.