Driller wrote:Dose anybody have any specs on how to set the 14m bar up like they have for the 11m bar set up also for the 8m gk sonic thanks tim
With any kite trimming is important. Front lines stetch more than the back, heavy guys trim different to light guys and so on.
The main difference with the Sonic is that because the bar is light it seems to feel alright even when it's trimmed poorly. Other kites tend to have more resistance when you oversheet. I think this might be because of the KPO system and it's a good thing.
To trim the kite effectively for you you can start by flying it above you in lighter wind and if it backs down when fully sheeted you neeed to pull some more line through the cleat. However this is a bit approximate if the wind is very light. The best method is after starting with the kite mildly oversheeted, pull some more line through the cleat, say 2cm and kite for 5 mins, pull another 2cm and kite another 5 mins and so on until you can feel you've gone too far. then back off a little until the kite feels at its best for the wind you are in.
This method gives you a feel for how the kite feels when oversheeted, undersheeted and just right. Once you can feel where the kite performs best you won't need to ask this question and you'll know how to maximise the potential of your Sonic of any size. Be aware that front lines stretch more compared to backlines when new and you'll need to compensate for this, and stronger wind will generally need a few cm more trim than lighter wind. And keep the kite moving at a good speed unless it's strong wind. The Sonics love apparent wind.
Have fun, Dave (Dr Surf Australia)