That is actually what I fear : kite camber need to be imposed as strongly as possible (kite stiffness) and not too much "free of deflected" as he wish.foilholio wrote: It is just that BC will always find their own balance.
(Ex) Malalbar was a bit preserved of this problem thanks to the fact that A tension is always higher than Z tension (in normal ride mode, except reverse launch hence my doubt on this point from the start), hence kite was not free to rotate during a ride since : A was imposed by front line and Z was imposed by A and its higher tension. But an even better stiffness would be obtained by pulley-bar for sure.
Regarding bar pressure, lets try to put rough figures. You will get in the rear lines : 0*A + (B+C)/2 + Z, to be compared to standard mixer = 0*A + B/4 + C/2 + Z. So you will catch "only" B/4 additionnal pressure. B being in the order of 25 % of total traction (to be confirmed, depends on kite design), additional pressure will be approx 6% of total traction on an average of 20% "in the arms". So the loading in your arm should go from 20% to 26% => + 30 % in your muscles (rough values of course) . Impact of throw would then be 1/1.3 = 76% throw , so half reduction than pulley-bar but not negligible indeed. But all this reasonning is based on B keeping 1/2 of the displacement of C . But I think that since displacement of B will increase and C decrease, bar pressure will decrease from this estimation (and be even closer to standard mixer).
That is my guess, so very interesting if you can do this test...