gator1 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:19 am
Bar oversheets by 3cm. It has no built in system to adjust the line length. If I put in a knot at the pigtails it takes the center lines down by 5cm, so 2cm under sheet.
Should I leave it? Some kiters want that 3cm oversheet but I've always been a equal line length person.
This is an amazing question gator1, and leaves many more questions.
First off, this doesnt make sense, if you mean this literally: "but I've always been a equal line length person".
As two kites can almost never have the exact same trim with the same bar.
But maybe you mean by "feel" - when you sheet the bar in, you can feel the kite oversheet 3 cm before fully pulled?
Next is, how many kites do you have?
You have been on this forum for 8 years with lots of interaction, so assume you have been kiting for maybe even longer maybe 10 years?
So probably not a "one kite" quiver?
Nice you write you dont want to ride with oversheet, then this issue is not in the debate (shows you are experienced also on the forum, as someone like me prefer to have 5-10 cm oversheet on all my kites, so I can almost back them up with the bar itself.
As mentioned - many bars has some adjustment inside the floater - especially because your right and left rearline could also be a bit off, which is no good.
Or your kite could be a bit off (IF you have a one kite quiver) so you can correct this way.
You could make a knot on the frontlines like you say - dont do it!
This knot might get impossible or hard to loosen again later, if you want that, and missing 2 cm or more powerwise is loss.
Instead, just take a piece of rope and tie two knots/loops or whatever, and lenghten the rearlines 3 cm.
This way you will have equal line length feel.
And you can do this with every kite you got, to make it work spot on.
I think most of us are wondering why you just dont use the depower trim?
Have you removed it?
If you have simply measured your lines and found them 3 cm different front versus back, but it is not a "flying feel" you are experiencing, I will say forget about that, makes absolutely no sense.
Or is it a second bar needed to work with your other bar on all your kites?
THEN your question makes a lot of sense, and if no adjustment under your floaters, then you have to lengthen with small rope pieces at the end of the rear lines - now you have equal bars.
If your only bar, how does the bar work with your other kites?
This, and if it is outside your trim range, should decide what you do.