Expecting stormy weather prepared bar with 7m lines for Soul 6. Unfortunately wind was 10-20 knots today, so attached 7m lines to 10m Soul.
And that was too short.
Unlike 9m lines, 7m setup doesn’t fit the rhytm of my curving turns at all.
Also in jumps it was awkward to redirect before landing.
But the kite itself behaved properly. No tip tucking, no overflying, no power peaks crossing power zone.
Unlike LEI’s, turning speed looks independent to line length and maybe that is main reason of my dissatisfaction.
I can imagine my kite hitting the drink with speed limited enough to be on a safe side, as the distance for kite acceleration is so short.
Also gybe downloop is pretty easy.
Theoretically lines length should be proportionall to kite area square root. Providing 9 m lines are good for 10 m kite, lines for 6m kite should be:
Hope above rule is valid and my 7m will fit 6m Soul and will play in harmony with my carvings alike 9/10 setup.
Looking forward for 20+ weather to let you know the outcome.
Given that I have a Concept Air Wave 4.5 that I love for hydrofoiling wave riding, I'm also trying to get a feeling as close as possible to a wave foil kite from my Soul 6.
So 2 questions (specific for Soul 6):
1) Which line length will work better for this scope? (@flying grandpa, any updates from your tests) I would try something around 12-10 m
2) Did anyone play with PMAs?
Hopefully, Armin will chime in......
A few days ago I had a chance to play in small waves (1,5 m, foiling with ketos wave XL) with the Soul 6 and 13-18 knts.
Jumping from 21m lines to 12mlines made a huge difference. The donkey kick while passing in powerzone was drastically reduced. Still there as compared to my 4.5 Concept Air wave, but definitively manageable. Kite power was obviously reduced but still enough for jumping and free riding.
Overall very happy with 12m lines... next time will test 9m lines!