Brake strap/line? It hinders and I think actually prevents more advanced manipulation of the rear lines for more advanced things. Like stall turns, propeller rotations, one handed relaunch with rotation, loops with bar spin, continuous loops and more. In general it is just an annoying extra thing that gets in the way. It seems to have a benefit but you can still do what it does in other ways. It overall has way more negatives.andylc wrote: Can’t really understand people saying it’s better without a brake line
Why? Backstalling is only a issue to the amount there is pull, which relates to the size of the kite and amount of wind. Maybe for 21m in 10knots you could have some pull, for a little bit. But in 10 knots most kites should sit on the ground with no line tension, so quite relaxed.Kristan wrote: You gotta be really careful backstalling Soul in winds over 10 knots.
You are not holding the correct amount of rear line if this is happening. This is just experience and maybe how you have the bar setup.Kristan wrote: I had hard time keeping it still after backstall, because it rather pulled like mad, jumped up and down, or trailing edge inverting and kite lifting up because of it.
Not correct even slightly.Kristan wrote: The problem with Soul that it's very narrow golden ratio whether you pull steering lines too hard or not enough.
Not correct either. As a kite looses air it will stay on the ground better. This should be blatantly obvious when you first setup a deflated kite !?!?Kristan wrote: Even getting withing that range is not permanent, because as soon as Soul lands on the trailing edge it loses air pressure really fast. And by that the kite loses its shape, trailing edge becomes softer, getting picked up by the wind and kite lifts up inverted.
You can do it like that and I do most times, but I usually land into wind shadows. You otherwise can flag or work up all 4 lines with tension still in them. Not easy with race lines I know.Kristan wrote: unhook and run by the lines.
Correlation is not causation.Kristan wrote: It's not my only experience. There were plenty of reports of Soul not behaving that well after backstall.
Agreed with everything except that last part Been flying foil kites exclusively for 8 years now. I love my 8m Soul; it is my favorite out of all those years. I will be getting the new Sonic when it comes out though for my larger foil kite.
Hi BigSky,BigSky wrote: ↑Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 am...This thread has really valuable information in it on solo landing. Thank you to the more experienced posters and keep up the information. I'm looking forward to trying it out. I had brake lines installed on all my bars. I realize this isn't required but it seems easier with a sand spike for a newer pilot. Any issues with these? Super helpful guys. Thank you.
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