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How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?

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Regis-de-giens
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Re: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:53 am

It is true that parts close to the rider have less impact when kite is low, hence the fact that trim is less important than lines.
For the bar itself I disagree when you keep one hand on it since it is "rigidely linked to you ", so you can hold its "overweight" with your hand so that it does not pull on the kite. (Example in marginal wind when the bar does not go up to upper stopper y itself, you can still pull it upper to untight the rear lines.
So ! Change your lines before carbone bar ;-) and indeed sk99 allows to go down to 0.8mm...

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Re: How important is the weight of your bar and lines for light wind foiling?

Postby Frankieboy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 am

to me it is more a matter of feeling. It is more versatile like a light board, light foil especially when riding switch one handed, etc etc

Some thin lines make a horrible noice though


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