El Rudo wrote:
Again, there a pros and cons to the trim loop system
In the discussion of "below the bar depower trim systems",one issue (other than the issue about the ease of cleating and un-cleating the power line), is the issue of the loose rope dangling down and flying around the body of the kiter. It seems that, with the long "throw" of the OR system (about a half a meter, if I understand it correctly), that this would mean that, when the kite is completely trimmed for the high end of the kite's range, that there would be a total of maybe a full meter of loose rope hanging down with the 2 balls at the end of it.
On a related note, with most of the double line "below the bar depower trim systems", as the kiter trims the kite, in situations where the wind picks up, then, the length of the "throw" of the bar decreases. In contrast, with the classical webbing trim strap, located above the powerline, the length of "throw" does not decrease, as the kite is trimmed.
Have you considered a mechanism to keep the loose trim line from becoming a potential "tangling" problem...like a little sack to stuff the loose rope in...or a bungee type restraint?