3 m steps are fine. I ride old school mostly with 25-27. I found that 35 m lines make for a really slow kite however I cannot get near as much height since it wont snap to 12. Also the lines start to bow quite a bit with the wind drag decreasing your steering ability even further. If you fly on the inside connections with 35 in anything more than 12 knots, you will likely find that the steering is too slow. 30m I think would be the ideal for old school in light to moderate winds but I made my compromise at 27 so I can still battle waves in a moments notice, transition quickly when things get tight, and get a good amount of height still.Macisback wrote:Hello everyone,
I am ordering a few custom made line extensions.
They will have universal loop/knot combinations on both ends, therefore they will fit with any setup.
Material is the same as North'.
I order at kiteleinen.com, Peter is obviously a very friendly and competent guy.
Prices are quite fair. For 3 line extension sets (a 4 lines) incl. shipping EU I pay 150-180 Euros, depending on the length of the lines.
So here is my question:
My Naish Drafts come with a 3 meter extension set already. I ride a 24m North Quad bar with it.
I thought of the following setups:
24m lines on the bar
3m --> 27 extensions that come with the Draft kites
To be ordered:
6m --> 30m
9m -> 33m
12m --> 36m
What do you think? Does that give me enough flexibility to find the right length of lines I prefer or are 3m steps too big?
I guess I am going to end up flying the Draft 17m2 with 27m lines, the Draft 14m2 with 30m lines and the Draft 12m with 33m lines (or all of them with even 3m+)
I use the inner setting of the North bar and do not intend to customise it - making it shorter etc.
I know that longer lines generate more power - so the two effects I am looking for like slower steering / less power might not work out well sometimes (especially in strong wind)
I have 5th line(need ajustment) , you dont need any ajustment for your quad bar, just extension lines, naish and North have the same loop and knot at both ends.Macisback wrote:
With the 4 line quad bar of North (you use the same, right?) is there any issues with the red safety line when the depower setting is set to full depower? Just got 2 North Quad bars today and after upgrading it with the miniloop/microhook and measuring line lengthes I discovered that the red line of course is really loose when set to full depower (Could maybe have lots of winddrag next to the powerline (Mini 5th that goes into the low Y)?
It's probably more simple than you expect.Macisback wrote:
@Flybykite: I am not very good with customising - I prefer to let pros do that
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