I made the following calculation for the effect of the Split point height on the trim of the bar.

All bars are nowadays designed to have equal lines length when the bar is fully pulled in and there is no trim

(i.e. front lines = back lines, and in that example 22m)

I made the assumption that the kite holds its shape and therefore the distance of the front pigtails will not depend on the split height.

(Although not 100% correct it must be pretty accurate, especially for kites with pulleys and in any case the calculation is able to demonstrate the effect)

This calculation shows one of the (many) negative effects of using a bar with a different Split point.

Something very interesting to notice is how much the sensitivity increases with increasing Split Point Height (i.e. the effect of moving the split point from 2 to 5 is equal to moving it from 11 to 12)

I’m glad I do not have any North kite…