Interestingly this is implicitly a commentary on different kite companies marketing strategies.edt wrote:line shortening is not a big deal. When you hook your bar on to the kite this is already taken into account so the knot should be correct for equal length lines. The only thing about a split is that you get a different amount of pressure pinching the kite, if you do the calculations you get something like a kilogram or so more pinching on a high Y than a low Y. This is neither good nor bad. It is something that designers take into account when they build kites. Kites that work on high Y's will flare out too much on a V while kites designed to work on a V will get pinched on a high Y. And of course some kites it doesn't matter at all they fly good on all the bars and aren't really that sensitive to this 1kg or so pressure. As for the what the manufacturers say about this, well kite manufacturers don't "cross dress" their products. They test them for the control bars they were designed to be used with. I sincerely doubt that North tests their kites on a Naish control bar. If you decide mix and match just get out there and do it yourself you'll figure it out soon enough.
iriejohn wrote: Interestingly this is implicitly a commentary on different kite companies marketing strategies.
What I say / mean as sensitivity is that if you move the V from 2 to 3 meters trim changes very little, but if you move the V from 14 to 15 meters the trim changes significantly ( so much that you may not be able to adjust it). Check the matrixPeter_Frank wrote: You say (assuming we are not into the extremes where pinching changes things of course) that the sensitivity is changed with different split points ?
+1Faxie wrote:There are no standards because they won't have their selling points then...