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shorter lines, shorter bar?

Postby johan h » Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:04 pm

I kite both my 14M and 8M with a 60 cm bar and 27M lines. The 8m is pretty fast with this combo. Just bought a set of 20M lines for a seccond bar. How much shorter should this bar be so my 8M does not get any faster (maybe a bit slower) and I can also use it on my 14M?

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Postby Mr trott » Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:37 pm

go for a 40 cm bar dude

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Re: shorter lines, shorter bar?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:51 pm

johan h wrote:I kite both my 14M and 8M with a 60 cm bar and 27M lines. The 8m is pretty fast with this combo. Just bought a set of 20M lines for a seccond bar. How much shorter should this bar be so my 8M does not get any faster (maybe a bit slower) and I can also use it on my 14M?
Shorter lines does not make a kite faster, or turn faster :roll:

But 60cm bar is way too much, yes.

Why use so short lines ?
You will get big wind range problems as you have a huge gap from your 14m2 to the 8m2 !!!

Better to use your 27 on both kites, and then you have the 20m for waveriding if the wind is really "up".

This way you can get the kites to overlap in windrange :thumb:

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Postby XtremeBigAir.com » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:31 pm

Johan,
if you ride your small kite in fixed 4 line style, no chicken loop then small bar like 45cm will work nicely. Few years ago, I used to ride 45cm bar on all kite sizes. Since last year, I found the 55cm bar works better for all my F-One Mach3 and DREAM kites. I tried the 45cm on the DREAM 7M but like the 55cm bar on the DREAM 7M better as the 55cm bar makes this DREAM 7M kite turns quick for wave riding.
I would suggest 55cm bar.


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