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what is slack?

Postby eloico » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:30 pm

I was reading the review of a kite saying it has no slack, what does it mean?

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Re: what is slack?

Postby edt » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:42 pm

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The rebel has no slack so it's hard to do handle passes on it.
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Re: what is slack?

Postby FLandOBX » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:22 pm

"Pop": lines maintain tension and maintain power (for boosting, full-powered tricks).
Slack: lines lose tension and lose power (for handle passes).
Drift: lines maintain tension but lose power (for wave riding).

"Pop" is usually used to describe board reaction, so I put it in quotes. But I like edt's artwork, so wanted to maintain the terminology. :thumb:

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Re: what is slack?

Postby Matteo V » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:22 pm
"Pop": lines maintain tension and maintain power (for boosting, full-powered tricks).
Slack: lines lose tension and lose power (for handle passes).
Drift: lines maintain tension but lose power (for wave riding).

"Pop" is usually used to describe board reaction, so I put it in quotes. But I like edt's artwork, so wanted to maintain the terminology. :thumb:
Pretty much nailed it. But I would distinguish between front line slack (catastrophic to most kites) and rear line slack (a few amazing kites can still steer with somewhat slacked rear lines just from the wind resistance on the lines - like extremely low bar pressure kites). Control of the (a particular) kite has quite a lot to do with the difference in slack between the front and rear lines.

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Re: what is slack?

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Re: what is slack?

Postby Alysum » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:26 pm

It's a popular collaborative work chat app too. Especially in IT companies :thumb:


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