Kosh wrote:Great videos!paul m wrote:Go to www.thekitehouse.com you will see the link in the news section. I have shown some differnt angles and works of the system. I have been riding these for awhile and have alot of hours on the 9, 11, 13, and 16. Will answer any questions i can.
But, please compare the 1:1 system against 2:1 system regarding depower. I have always had 2:1 Cab. kites, and in the upper windrange, and when gusty, I push the bar out a lot to stay in control. With only two kites in my quiver (Switchblade 1 9m2 and a Contra 1 14m2, getting a Crossbow 08 9m2 in a few days), my concern is that the new 09 1:1 bar makes it more problematic to use the 09 kites in the upper windrange compared to with 2:1 kites since my arms must be stretched out a lot more. Can you give some information regarding if my concern is valid or not?
Also, have you tried the 09 13m2 and the Contra 14m2, if so, can you compare the two kites? According to Pete Cabrinha, the 13m2 09 replaces the 14m2 Contra....
The difference is really not a big issue between switching between the 2:1 to 1:1. Yes there is a slight advantage with the 2:1 as it has a shorter throw. If you are flying on the upper wind range and find you are pushing your bar passed the override collar, then try trimming the kite either with the knots on the kite, or with the red or black ball on the trim strap to get the bar custom tuned to your arm length and wind conditions. Also remember that riders of all shapes and sizes are riding Cabrinha, and the depower/throw is never an issue whether riding a 2:1 or 1:1.