Kind of like a Deadman's turn on land with a 3-wheel buggie ? Never seen it on water, maybe riding a foil ??
No you ride at the kite till it slack lines, you then ride even faster. The kite will lose line tension then regain it. You turn and fly the kite back to the edge of the now opposite window. You can sort of get it to turn as it transitions. If you flew it too hard back into the opposite window it could just stop you and then slack line drift into you. You have to transition it back from the opposite window when you lose speed. It transitions best at the edge of the windows.
I hope you'll post a video of how you do it, would love to see it!
Slack lining a kite? You just ride at it till it does it. Many kites will just turn and head for the water when you do that, some won't. On foil kites I find it is usually best over head, tubes can do it fine at the side a bit. Aluula kites will likely be remarkable at this. You all will be talking about slack lining kites like this while surfing as a standard thing in 10 years or sooner.
There are no real examples in videos and I am not going to make one. A pro somewhere will eventually give it a go and work it out, it isn't that hard. I remember seeing long ago a clip of Ian Alldredge throwing a large bow into the lines then doing a cut back pulling the tension back in, over and over. That is the basics of it. The more capable the kite the more can be done. Foil kites particularly the light ones get a hot air balloon thing going. They barely fall out of the sky. When a 10g/m2 foil kite is made with dyneema fabric I think it will behave as a hotair balloon, always keeping tension in the lines no matter what.
iriejohn wrote:My advice is not to hold your breath while waiting.
Are we going to see lighter kites then the current Roam with Aluula..
iriejohn wrote:But it's a question of diminishing returns.
We certainly will. There is less weight to be lost but it is still less weight. Less pumping, more durable kite maybe from no struts. Maybe OR saw it obviously as the biggest market to go with this design first. They could likely carry their experience now with the material over to capture the market in other designs before others do. Smaller brands like BRM would be at a disadvantage to use this material.