Cdog wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:22 am
I use 20 m lines on my 10 m and 12 m O.R. flites
Better timing for me and a lot more range on foil, not over powerd early like with 24 meter lines
I bring the 4 m extension set with me but I never use them
I use 24 m lines on my 7 m for better low end
I got it just opposite.
Using longer lines because upper end is about the same, but lower end hugely moved down - meaning much more range.
Giving you the ability to ride smaller kites, thus not getting overpowered when riding on the wave faces.
For marginal winds I can carve around flying without downlooping, only with long lines, not possible for me otherwise, as way too short power delivery when carving downwind, if shorter lines.
Racers seek to be able to use the absolute biggest kitesize possible, and don't care about low end, also important to be able to make transitions overpowered, which is easier with the short ones, thus short lines.
Also lower line drag and better upwind.
Max performance and easy control when powered max, is the target.
So I think it depends if you are into one or the other camp, or in between, regarding your line length preference