evan wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:05 am
Trim line with polyester outside are built for cleats, they don't deform that much in the cleat. Therefore they can be easier trimmed by smaller increments, also the long loose end won't wrap around something else that easy and has a better grip on your hands.
Is your bar only used for hydrofoiling lovethepirk ?
Assume it is, since posted in this forum, but could also be because you know racers use long trim lines.
I personally HATE loose trim line, it will wrap around the steering lines and can be quite dangerous in fact
I have velcro to fix the end of the trim line, so it wont jam on other lines or things.
Particularly in foiling where you loop the kite a lot, so lines are often twisted, the risk is a lot higher for jammed trim-steering lines
I got one big foil kite with a longer non velcroed trim line, and I always have to tie some knots after having trimmed for the given day, so the trim line wont swing around and get caught in "everything"
But of course, if you do this, it is still out of easy reach - so I assume this is why mostly racers use these long trim lines, as it is needed, whereas others like it packed away instead of cumbersome flapping around