alxg wrote:Hi all. I've been using a Naish Bolt 12m for almost 2 years and I have allways been annoyed about it suddenly drops out of the sky and inverts... Often in light winds, but also maxed pumped up and in 25knots... Any suggestions?
hmm, curious. It drops out of the sky in high winds?
I mean I can see it happening if the wind is too light to fly any kite, but in high winds sounds odd.
To me this is one of the most stable kites ever made, and I never had it happen on mine unless the wind was too light to even fly a kite.
I'm not saying it didn't happen to you, but I do think it is possible to avoid it. Here are a few generic tricks for flying kites in light wind:
keep the kite moving. Never leave it at 12. Ever. The Bolt zigzag makes it sit deeper which is why I find it a bit curious, but if it surges at 12 then turn the kite. The idea is to keep a bit of pressure on the lines.
When you say invert..does it invert in the air? Or because it rolls after falling? Again if you keep the lines tight it will not roll. If it overflies at the top of the window try to keep the kite a bit lower.
Slappy: I had the 16 it was great for light wind racing.