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Mossy 757
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Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Postby Mossy 757 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:46 pm

tomtom wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm
"4:1 race style depower"

Please this is genuine question - what is 4:1 race style depower good for. Why is better than 2:1? I just dont know.
Many thanks

t.
The ozone race bars are 4:1, the Contact freeride bars are 2:1. 4:1 systems have 2 pulleys, versus just doubling the line back a single time like the freeride bar does. Gives you.more control and fine tuning to get the kite where it needs to be to fly, plus it's easier to pull with the added mechanical advantage.

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Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Postby andylc » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 pm

Yep so it’s 2:1 compared to a standard trim.

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Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Postby tomtom » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:31 pm

Just to be sure 4:1 gives you half a trim range of 2:1 - not twice as much /on same cleat line lenght/ - advantage is precision and easy to hold uncleated line. Correct?

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Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Postby andylc » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:41 am

Yes although most race trim systems have a bigger total depower range than standard ones, the Ozone one pictured has about a metre of trim rope when fully depowered!

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Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Postby rolfjoosten » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:04 am

which equals 25cm front line change.... 4 : 1 trim = pull 4cm rope and depower 1 cm...


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