jash999 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 amAny insights from the technically minded into the importance of the weight of the bar (and lines) on performance of a kite specially in light wind (below 10 knots)?
I see racers using very simple light weight carbon bars so I assume it makes a difference. But how much?
If a light wind tube kite shaves a few hundred grams off the weight of a 'normal' kite, how much difference would a few hundred grams off the bar make?
No, the kite does not carry the weight of the bar. YOU carry the weight of the bar. People like the idea of these fancy carbon bars....and they are nice but no functional difference.jyka wrote: ↑Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:36 amWhen you're flying kite at 12:00 o'clock, the kite have to carry the weight of the bar and lines. If the wind is marginal and kite is barely flying, there must be a difference if the bar is half kilograms lighter..
The difference is smaller when the kite is flying closer to the water, when most of the bar weight is carried by your harness.
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