How can this be correct? People don't ride with their bar all the way in so have the kite set with the sweet spot usually up a few inches, if you unhook you then oversheet kite unless you depower??doggy wrote:Every kite on the market, C kite or bow/hybrid kite should not need to be depowered before you unhook if you know how to set up your kite correctly.
I see it at pretty much every location I have been to, 80% of the kitesurfers have their kites set up wrong whether it is over sheeted, tight/loose 5th line or something else, there is usually something wrong.
Eg: I have my lines setup so that at full power my kites are slightly over sheeted. It allows me to find the sweet spot and control my kite better. Like most people I dont ride with the bar all the way in so it isn't a problem. I have to depower when I unhook.
There is alot of difference between kites and riding style plays a part. Some kites wil unhook well across a large depower range wheras some need to be set more accurately. Also if you do quick moves or ride downwind for a long distance you can hook back in before kite backstalls so no need to depower but if you hang onto the bar or crash alot trying new moves the backstalling is a major problem do you need to depower.
You can set your bar up for unhooked riding so you don't need to depower but it usually won't be very good for hooked riding. Ive brought kites from pros and the bars are always setup for unhooked i.e depowered
It depends on kite, rider and personal preference