swichkite wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:23 pm
i am flying the new 2017 9m torch on the 2015 bar and it was awesome then i had to change to the 2017 bar as i broke a line and its so different, kinda the same when i fly the 2015 8m on the 2017 bar the 5th line pulls to tight and turns it into a flatter c lose 20% of the power at the top end , on the 2015 8M i have to lengthen the 5th line and shorten the back lines to get it near to the grunt im used to, and the same a bit on the 2017, all in all i prefer to fly both kites on the 2015 bar
This may be explained that old bars has neutral position of angle of attack in the middle of the bar track. So if you pull the old bar towards you (closer to c-loop) you can increase angle of attack from its neutral position what can improve low end power of the kite.
If new torque bars have neutral position of angle of attack close to c-loop you can't increase angle of attack, you can only decrease it by pushing the bar away from you.
That's why new Torches work great in high end (because of low angle of attack) and don't work in low end (because of lack of angle of attack).
In this case adding cms to 5 line maybe may help partly but this is not the correct way to eliminate the problem.
You have to retie knots on back lines to remove neutral position of the bar in the middle of its track between trimmer and c-loop.
That's my theory.
Could You tie all lines of new 5 line torque bar to one point and check neutral position of the bar when it is just out of the box (without manipulations with 5 line)?
I think 2017 and 2018 Torches are ok. The problem is in new bars.