jaros wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 7:59 am
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Mon May 18, 2020 7:38 am
No, I dont want to try with different Y heights...
Need new bars, and I dislike low Y, but if I dont go for an adjustable, it is almost impossible to find the "parts" and lines as a full setup.
Why you dislike a low Y if I may ask?
It is quite the opposite with me. I hate high Y and only want to have low V bars, because of being able to reach and grab only one front line at light wind relaunch.
Because, I like the simplicity of having only one line going up in my face, apart from the two steering lines
Ha haa, no not really the main reason.
We are all different, but I very very often take pictures, especially when riding alone, to use for a surf blog, and here a non wide angle kitecam can be used sometimes (up on the center strut) in particular waves has to be shot from up here, but only on my non strutless tubekites not on the foil kites.
A GoPro (linear mode, much better pictures) can be used in the Y with all kites, just not a low Y, useless IMO.
When I ride waveboards, it is windy, never use bigger than an 8 m2, so relaunch is never an issue.
On hydrofoils, I often ride in winds where even the lightest strutless can not be launched anyways without walking/running on firm ground, if down, so I drift ashore instead, to launch and dry the kite in the air before heading out again.
In the medium wind range on a hydrofoil, with tube kites 7-8-9 m2, yes, it might help relaunch with a low Y, but still, these kites are typically normal wavekites and can not be relaunched either, because not superlight - apart from the fact they only go down if wind drops, and then you cant do nothing anyway but drift ashore
Foil kites can mostly not be relaunched if down for a while or soaked, and here the low Y is of no use pulling one frontline to turn it over applies to tubekites.
Self landing, if foiling it is easy to land everything because of the low power.
On waveboards, or foil if wind picks up immensely, landing with a stake the same way as launching, is easy.
But when needed and you have to go down at a different spot on occasion in high winds, rare but happens, going up the frontline is easy and safe, actually even better than low Y, as the first almost half of the way is one thicker line only, safer to grab, and only the last part is two lines.
So for me personally, I prefer the high Y of these reasons.
Having the ability to put the Y low in some cases, would be rare, but the idea of getting an adjustable one when I need new bars anyways is appealing.
I might never use the low Y though, but having the option to adjust, I like, and widens the choice of bars
Could also simply be used as a camera zoom option, as most kites, probably all small/medium ones, fly quite or fully identical no matter where the Y is.