Toby wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Actually, I think the stop mark is more important.
Knowing the is turned the wrong way is faster than knowing red on left is the correct way.
But, sometimes you won’t see that part of the bar when crashed or pulled they water...so it should be red on left swimmer as well...that part is more visible.
My experience is the the float is the most important part. It is the most visible. I have bars with different markings front and back and it isn’t that obvious. Words don’t work so well either at least for my brain.
I also like that I can spot someone holding the bar wrong when I am launching or on the beach at some distance.
I would say the float and grip should be 90% red, orange, yellow or white on the left And the right should 90% some other other color besides those four, black, blue, but not green,
There should be some distinguishing feature graphic.color for front and back on the bar.
That can’t be that hard? Plenty of creativity left to the graphic artists and company to distinguish things.
Companies already do this.
And we should extend this color coding to leader lines right up to the bridle connection.
And the same knot and loop connection for all kites.
Come on GKA. Come on kite companies.