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pj sofine
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Re: Kite is gaining power as it ages!

Postby pj sofine » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:36 pm

SimonP wrote:Does your 10m RPM start distorting horribly when well powered? Wingtips start flexing inwards and there is too much shape in the canopy? Mine does, but it is a 2009 model. I think the bridle has stretched rather than the material, I'm tempted to have a play with line length. It could be handy to leave at my sister's place for when I'm visiting rather than carrying gear on the plane.

Not at all. It flies and behaves the same as my less used 8 mtr. It holds it's shape even in overpowered kiteloops. As a bigger fellow the only time it distorts is when it loops while I'm in water , then it will fold up for a second. Try to avoid those brain fart failed moves!

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Re: Kite is gaining power as it ages!

Postby knotwindy » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:11 pm

well, there is no doubt that bridle lines get distorted with use. Take any 3 year old kite, put new bridles on it and it will fly better if the flying lines are equal length. So, check them as well.

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Re: Kite is gaining power as it ages!

Postby pj sofine » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:18 pm

knotwindy wrote:well, there is no doubt that bridle lines get distorted with use. Take any 3 year old kite, put new bridles on it and it will fly better if the flying lines are equal length. So, check them as well.

I'm leaving it alone, sometimes change is for the better.

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Re: Kite is gaining power as it ages!

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:44 am

could it be that local tides
are flowing in opposing directions
of the wind

from one time to another?


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