coleman wrote:edt wrote:I have ridden everything from 10 to 100 meters from 7 to 20 meters kite.
jump height on short lines depends on a good gradient.
100m lines?!?!?!?! holy crap man, tell me more please......
there's a lot of air friction in 100 meter lines I dont recommend it because the friction always pulls directly downwind. Unless the wind gradient is really weird you are faster with 50 meter lines. It takes a very long time for the kite to go from 10 oclock to 2 oclock which if you are properly powered you lose an enormous amount of distance every time you do a turn because you lose your edge and have to wait for the kite to finish. It's easy to loop the kite by accident because of the lag but the loop doesn't necessarily pull you downwind because the kite is so high up it just spins in place and never gets into the power zone. 50m or 60m lines are much more sensible. I could not get my timing dialed into the 100 meter lines so jumps were not that good. I was sweeping the kite too far and I would get pulled off my edge before I could jump. I've only tried the 100m's once or twice by lark's heading 5 sets of 20's together.