Thank you my friend !
When i wrote about hintenburging i meant this : ( from the zeppelin Hintenburg) ...well not so catastrophic ! http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=H47x9q5 ... re=related
We use it when we want to describe the situation when (in a strange gust ) the kite is falling out of the sky leading edge first. In most of the occasions it happens so fast that you can not react. Specially a beginner.
There are kites that are more prone to hindenburging than others. This is because they are not well balanced and the L.E. is heavier than the T.E.
My personall opinion is that a good kite should be well balanced for many reasons.
You can see very clear in conditions like these (gusty winds - lets say 15 - 5 knots) that a well balanced kite is "floating " downwind a bit o clock and when the wind comes back it travels and stays over your head - but never falls out of the sky.
That test (the super gusty wind test or hindenburging test ) could be a good test for the companies that want to prove that they make good kites. Its so easy to prove which kite is good and which is not.
(Gusty -light wind) Just bring the kite at 12 - leave the bar totally depowered and see what will happen.
I know many kites that they cannot pass this test.
"Bombs away" for the kite and people will run like crazy to avoid the falling kite.
The biggest stress hits the rider's brain at that sec... Be ready to pull the QR.