Starsky wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 pm
The need to make a system as short as humanly possible is also puzzling. The ergonomically ideal bar position is not really that close to the body, especially for surfboard or foil where there is a need for one handed riding.
Depends on your riding style and harness.
With a seat harness the reach to the bar is longer when the kite is low in the window.
Being able to stall the kite is useful to reposition the kite in the window as well.
So a short connection allows me to still have another 2 inches of travel past the 100% power point.
Also, if you like to ride very powered, the average trim is around 50% depower. That is where it needs to be for me, and why the shorter the connection the better.
But for sure, your mileage will vary depending on harness type, board type, riding style, etc.
Half the fun is figuring out what works for you.
And it's great when your gear does not limit your options.