Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:33 pm
For backstalling you should trim and/or shorten Z.
For frontstalling you should extend Z (Make Z longer)
Thanks again Regis.
But I want to make sure I'm not getting confused about foils kites after so many years riding LEIs.
If the foil kite is "backstalling" - either lengthen Z (rear/outside), or shorten A (front).
If foil kite is "front-stalling/overflying" - either shorten Z, or lengthen A.
Basically, just like with LEIs. I realize that there are some finer sensitivities with foils though!
I learned early to set up bars so that when pulled all the way to the CL the kite would not fall back ("back stall"). I usually setup with minor backstall for waves.
Anyway, if foil kites are the opposite I do want to understand - but I think it's basically the same with maybe more sensitivity on bar movement/sheeting.