i bought a new old stock sonic 11m today, been flying Cs since 03, naish and north and fuels and rrd, all different but all great kites.
but now, i am finally going to see what the flat kite buzz is all about. not minutes after i pull the trigger, kite is barely on the ups truck, when i pick up a couple of threads regarding bridle and bar upgrades on this kite (and i swear on my mother's eyes that i have been all over e-space looking at everything i could find on the kite and never heard of these upgrades before.)
now, when i read "upgrade", what i hear is "didnt get it right the first time." sheit!! so i go to the globekite website, and sure enough, f*** me, there is are downloads regarding the bar upgrade, something clear-as-mud to a nontechie like me: unitie this knot, turn this cleat around, put this extra line on, it just looks like total sheit.
when i was in mexico last year i saw a few sonics flying and their wind range looked huge. and the price on this new kite (complete) rivaled the listed price for used 06's. but. . .shit-oh-dear, have i had my stool pushed back here or not? what is with all this bar razzamatazz? anyone out there made these changes from the stock set up? do i need to and why? is there a bridle revamp as well?
thanks ahead of time