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mattaiken MYS NKB
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Re: North navigator bar: make line lengths equal

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:00 pm

For the 2020 bar they were set with the front lines 2cm longer than the back lines
2021 all lines the same.
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Re: North navigator bar: make line lengths equal

Postby Blackened » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:09 pm

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:00 pm
For the 2020 bar they were set with the front lines 2cm longer than the back lines
2021 all lines the same.
Interesting. How does it affect the kites if swapping the bars around to the different years?

2020 Orbit with a 2021 bar?
2021 Orbit with a 2020 bar?

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Re: North navigator bar: make line lengths equal

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:57 pm

Blackened wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:09 pm
mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:00 pm
For the 2020 bar they were set with the front lines 2cm longer than the back lines
2021 all lines the same.
Interesting. How does it affect the kites if swapping the bars around to the different years?

2020 Orbit with a 2021 bar?
2021 Orbit with a 2020 bar?
It's actually quite simple. The 2020 bar is in the optimal trim (full power, not over-sheeted) mode with the 2cm of depower pulled in. So in this setting not difference in trim etc. There are many improvements in the 2021 as noted in other threads but no issue forward/backwards compatibility.
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