When using a bow rather than a "C" type kite, is it easier to land the jump in a softer, less jarring manner?
If a person wanted to protect his lower back and knees from high impact on landing would a Bow be a better choice, or are there other factors to be considered? I realize that the riders skill and judgement, of course, would be an overriding factor with either type of kite, so I am asking this question more for the benefit of kiteboarders who want to do casual rather than extreme jumping. Which type of kite would give them the advantage on achieving a comfortable landing?
Definately a Bow. You just wait a bit longer before turning the kite forwards, as Mission said.
I actually find that with the extended glide,you can move the kite back and forth easilly while in the air and control the direction and landing much better than a C kite.
With a Bow you are using a smaller size,so the control is much better.